• Organization TypeInstitute
  • HeadquartersNetherlands
  • Founded1974

Transnational Institute (TNI)

The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For more than 40 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers. TNI has gained an international reputation for carrying out well researched and radical critiques and anticipating and producing informed work on key issues long before they become mainstream concerns, for example, our work on food and hunger, third world debt, transnational corporations, trade, and carbon trading. As a non-sectarian institute, TNI has also consistently advocated alternatives that are both just and pragmatic, for example developing alternative approaches to international drugs policy and providing support for the practical detailed work of public water services reform. Mission TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry. Vision TNI envisions a world of peace, equity and democracy on a sustainable planet brought about and sustained by an informed and engaged citizenry. Mission TNI’s mission is to strengthen international social movements with rigorous research, reliable information, sound analysis and constructive proposals that advance progressive, democratic policy change and common solutions to global problems. In so doing, TNI acts as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers. Values Justice All TNI’s work starts from the perspective of the interests of the Global South, that is, justice for the poorest, most oppressed and marginalised people in society. This includes exposing power structures that favour the rich over the poor. Equity TNI believes all people are born equal and that a just society is based on an equitable allocation of resources. TNI rejects discrimination in all forms: race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, physical or mental disability Democracy TNI believes that the people are sovereign in any society, and have equal rights to meaningfully determine how society is governed and resources shared. Peace TNI is committed to non-violence. Sustainability TNI believes in the duty and responsibility of all citizens to sustain life on earth. Innovation TNI believes in confronting difficult and thorny subjects head on, and developing insightful and innovative ways to analyse old problems as well as to put forward new solutions. Cooperation TNI believes that partnership and cooperation are essential to building a better world. Their partnerships are structured as mutually respectful, horizontal relationships of cooperation. Non-sectarianism TNI is a progressive, non-partisan, non-sectarian organisation. Relevance In their work of bridging academia and socially engaged actors, they believe learning is a two-way process and that analysis and proposals must be grounded in real life experiences and social struggles to be relevant. TNI believes in practising its values. TNI has special NGO consultative status with UN Ecosoc since 1974, is registered as a non-profit foundation with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and has charitable status in the Netherlands. TNI is also recognised as an independent, non-profit research centre in The Netherlands and at European Union level. It is an Associate Member of the International Social Science Council and the European Association of Development Institutes. TNI strategic plan For a comprehensive insight in how TNI aspires to realise its mission statements see the Strategic plan 2016-2020.
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Careers

Staff at Transnational Institute (TNI) have experience in

Sectors

  • monitoring / evaluation
  • research & development
  • development
  • market research
  • economic policy

Funders

  • goal global

Countries

  • tanzania
  • argentina
  • spain
  • zanzibar

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience

Company Offices

  • Netherlands (headquarters)
  • Amsterdam
  • De Wittenstraat 25
  • 1052 AK