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  • Welcome to the Transnational NGO Initiative

    The globalization of markets and ideas has created cross-national challenges and opportunities unimaginable a few decades ago. An increasingly integrated global economy, cross-border violence, transboundary environmental crises, and other challenges strain the capacity of the traditional inter-governmental system that has dominated international politics for over two centuries. Transnational non-governmental organizations (TNGOs) and their networks have emerged as key players in shaping emerging answers those global challenges.The Transnational NGO Initiative focuses on the governance, leadership, and effectiveness of transnationally operated NGOs and advances our understanding of TNGOs as significant players in global affairs through research, education, and practitioner engagement. 

      Research Practioner Engagement Education

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    2015-2016; 2014-2015;  2013-14;  2012-13;  2011-12;  2010-11

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    The Transnational NGO Initiative is a part of InterAction's Self-Certification Plus, a mechanism for a rigorous self-assessment and validation of compliance with InterAction’s Private Voluntary Organization standards.

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    People Power, Populism and the Internet By Dr. Nina Hall

    People Power, Populism and the Internet written by Dr. Nina Hall, a fellow at the Hertie School of Governance and Assistant Professor in International Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS (Europe), is an interesting comment on the

    Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress

    Harvard Kennedy School will be teaching an online course directed toward human rights defenders, journalists, policymakers, activists from social movements, communities building alternative institutions, and those working at both local and national levels to affect social change. Click to learn more.

    The Private Sector and SDG's Implications for Civil Society

    TNGO Initiative Collaborator, Maxwell School Alumni, and Oxfamer, Uwe Gneiting, shares insights at part of the Civicus State of Civil Society Report 2017.