Transparency for Development Initiative
The T4D Site contains links to project publications, tools, and discussions
- Provide CSOs and practitioners with actionable information about intervention design features that are more and less effective in different contexts;
- Reveal information for donors about T/A interventions that have a high potential for impact on health and other development outcomes;
- Provide evidence for health sector experts and policymakers regarding whether T/A practices can impact health outcomes and how to undertake T/A work to strengthen health service delivery; and
- Highlight research lessons to motivate the research questions and agenda of the next generation of academics and others undertaking research in the areas of transparency, accountability, and community participation.
The Transparency for Development (T4D) project is designed to investigate the questions of whether well-designed T/A interventions improve health outcomes and under what conditions. The overriding goal is to generate actionable evidence for practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders working to improve health, accountability, and citizen participation.
R4D — in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School — is undertaking the following:
- Design, pilot, and rigorously evaluate a series of T/A interventions across several countries and contexts carefully selected to allow maximum potential for producing generalizable results about whether, where, and why T/A interventions improve development outcomes.
- Develop and widely disseminate the project’s findings along with concrete recommendations for donors, policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders on how to apply the findings to future work in transparency and accountability.
The project is generously funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the U.K. Department for International Development, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is brokered under the Transparency and Accountability Initiative.