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  1. Social Media

    19 June 2010


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  2. Shan Market in Pyin Oo Lwin

    Myanmar Commentary

    01 January 2015

    In addition to TNI’s regular Briefing and Report series, these Myanmar commentaries are intended to contribute to broader understanding to the many challenges facing the country and its peoples. 

    See the complete list of all the Myanmar commentaries.

    These commentaries are part of a TNI project funded by Sweden. These commentaries are part of a TNI project funded by Sweden. Opinions expressed by authors are not necessarily the views of the donor.

  3. Harvesting Crops Nigeria - image by Yosef Hadar World Bank

    Initiatives to Claim Tenure Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

    27 September 2015

    The 'Bottom-up Accountability Initiatives to Claim Tenure Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa' project was a multi-year many-partner endeavour: FIAN, ISS, PLAAS (the institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa), and TNI collaborated with local partners in Nigeria (ERA/Friends of the Earth Nigeria), Mali (CNOP- Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes), Uganda (Katosi Women Development Trust), and SouthAfrica (Masifundise Development Trust). The project focused on Action Research, carried out by the country partners, working with communities of peasants and fishers whose access to land or resources (including fisheries) were being threatened by land, water, and resource grabbing. The project sought to find ways that these communities could use the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of the Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (VGGTs or TGs), an international soft law instrument endorsed by the UN Committee on Food Security in 2012, to strengthen their rights and push for bottom-up accountability.

  4. Friends of TNI

    01 January 2010

    Become a registered Friend of the Transnational Institute

    Governments are increasingly unwilling and unable to invest in organisations that question global systems and challenge the powerful. To retain a loud and independent voice in this environment, we rely on people like you to support our efforts.

    Friends of TNI pledge a regular contribution and thereby help secure a steady source of income for us to continue our vital work.

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  5. mPOWER

    10 September 2018

    When it comes to managing the energy transition the need for municipal level innovation has never been clearer. In recent years, we have seen some successes, where innovative ideas have led to more equitable, just and democratic energy policies. However, the sharing of these ideas has been limited, and they have tended to remain local and specific. To achieve large scale, replicable success we need a coordinated and integrated approach for collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Enter: mPOWER

    mPOWER is a 4-year programme that will enable in-depth, wide-scale and systematic city to city learning among at least 100 local public authorities, in order to replicate innovative best practices in municipal energy, and developing ambitious energy transition plans.

    To find out more about mPOWER, visit

    mPOWER is run by a consortium composed of the University of Glasgow (UK), Platform (UK), Transnational Institute (Netherlands), Energy Cities (EU-wide), IPE (Croatia), University of the Basque Country (ES), and Carbon Co-op (UK).

    The mPOWER project and consortium are funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme. The project started in May 2018 and will last four years.

  6. Legacy

    01 January 2010

    A Gift in Will or legacy gift is one of the most significant and lasting contributions you can make.

    The importance of planning of your will make sure your wishes are followed, It makes it easier on your friends and family. It also protects the rights of your partner so your assets go to the people, causes and organisations you love the most.

    Once you secure the well-being of your family and friends, you may choose to include in your will a significant donation to one or many charitable organizations you believe in. If important changes occur in your life, you can always modify your will according to your situation.

    We ask you to think about the things you are passionate about in life and to help us to continue to make movements with them into the future. After providing for your loved ones, please consider leaving us a share of what is left. You can leave a long lasting legacy by remembering TNI in your estate.

    If we only had the resources of those we are up against, we could change the world. 

     - Susan George

    Transnational institute is registered with the Dutch tax authorities as a ‘Public Service Organization’ (ANBI). This means we do not have to pay inheritance or gift tax on the bequests or donations we receive. That means every euro you contribute goes directly to TNI.

    If you decide to leave a gift in your Will to Transnational Institute then we would love to hear from you, so that we can say thank you and keep you up to date with our work. We can also keep you informed of any upcoming events that may be of interest to you or even set up a meeting if you would like.

    There is no obligation to share this information with us, but if you would like to we can assure you it will be held in the strictest confidence and it is not a binding commitment.

    We understand that your legacy will be made after careful consideration and if you have any questions or queries, please do contact our Community Builder

  7. Ethnic Conflict in Myanmar

    01 January 2015

    Myanmar is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. While making up to 40 per cent of the population, ethnic minority groups have long been marginalised and denied basic rights due to decades of civil war and competing economic interests in areas and resources on which many nationality peoples depend for survival. TNI’s work in this field centralises around promoting the active role of ethnic-based civil society organisations in peace, reform and policy-making processes.

  8. UN Drug Control

    12 July 2017
    The UN drug control system has been in place for more than half a century. Does it still serve its purpose or is reform of its legal and institutional architecture needed? There are many questions about outdated provisions, unintended consequences and tensions with today's UN norms in the fields of human rights, development, as well as peace and security. Find critical background and proposals for reform in this collection.
  9. Fieldfarming in Amarapura

    Land Policy in Myanmar

    01 January 2015

    Rural communities in Myanmar have deep social, economic and cultural ties with their land and related resources. However, the ever-growing corporate interests in extractive industries and mega infrastructure projects has led to the adoption of measures, such as land confiscations, that result in the displacement of villagers whose lives are further threatened by conflict in many regions of the country. TNI works closely in this field with local movements to promote policies that prioritise the human rights of rural communities to access land, water, forests, and fisheries.

  10. TNI dandelion


    01 January 2013

    TNI Fellows are internationalist intellectuals with a track record of progressive activist-scholarship and a passionate commitment to social change. They bring TNI vision and new ideas, expertise relevant to current programme, connect TNI to relevant networks and commit themselves to an active role in TNI. TNI Fellowships do not involve any financial remuneration.


  11. Just Investments

    01 January 2015

    Not all types of investment are equal in terms of their impact on poverty reduction and development. Through an alarming global tendency, which has governments shaping investment and development policy around the needs of transnational capital, large-scale land deals capturing land and its associated resources are packaged as ‘investments for rural development’. The shift underway in development frameworks is from public sector responsibility for food security towards the private sector as the remedy to hunger and malnutrition, at the expense of the livelihoods, dignity and lifestyle of rural working people, especially poor and marginalised groups. There is a need to ‘reboot’ the debate on agricultural investment, away from the narrow corporate centric perspective, towards investments which best addresses rural poverty and hunger and democratic control of resources – such as public investments and the investments made by small-scale food producers.

  12. Other ways to donate

    02 August 2010

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  13. The Letelier archive

    01 June 2016

    On 21 September 1976 Chilean secret service agents set off a car bomb in Washington DC killing TNI's director, Orlando Letelier along with Ronni Moffitt, a fundraiser for the Institute for Policy Studies. Here you will find an overview of dossiers, articles and news related to this brutal assassination, from the steps taken to bring the persons primarily responsible for his assassination to justice, to the The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards: An award given in honor of our fallen colleagues while celebrating new heroes of the human rights movement from the United States and the Americas.

  14. Debt

    01 January 2015
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    Middle East Conflict

    01 January 2014
  17. Just Solutions

    01 January 2015
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    01 January 2015
  19. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

    01 January 2015
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    Debating Europe Series

    01 January 2014