Transnational Institute Putting ideas into movement since 1974

The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For nearly 50 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers.

Mission & Vision

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TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry.

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TNI throughout its history has:

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  • Frequently identified crucial issues on the horizon

  • Been bold in tackling structures of power

  • Had a deep mutually respectful relationship with grassroots movements

  • Brought together and catalysed networks

  • Dedicated itself to putting forward alternative proposals 
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Achievements in 2021

Annual report 2021

Among our many achievements this year was strengthened collaboration with activists from China, North Africa and Eastern Europe. Another was the consolidation of a new inter-sectoral coalition connecting the dots on how global governance of public policy is increasingly captured by large private companies. In line with our new goals, we invested a lot of energy in developing positive narratives aimed at catalysing a popular movement to reclaim public services, as Covid taught us we must. At the policy level, we contributed to some real breakthroughs regarding drug policy, and have succeeded in delegitimating the Energy Charter Treaty, which makes the energy transition that much more difficult and expensive for states. We had our best year ever in terms of media outreach, with particular attention for our pioneering work on climate, militarism and justice.

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