The Transnational Institute (TNI) of Policy Studies:

  • carries out radical informed analysis on critical global issues
  • builds alliances with social movements
  • develops proposals for a more sustainable, just and democratic world.


The Transnational Institute (TNI) was founded in 1974 as the international programme of the Washington DC-based Institute for Policy Studies. For more than 30 years, TNI’s history has been entwined with the history of global social movements and their struggle for economic, social and environmental justice.

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Annual reports

Annual report 2012

July 2013

The theme for TNI's 2012 annual report was 'Ideas in Movement'. This reflects TNI's unique capacity to develop critical analysis that supports and is embedded in the struggles of movements for social and environmental justice.