The Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP) Network is a broad network of civil society organisations (CSOs) that works to ensure that open, inclusive, accountable, effective governance and peaceful societies are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This network supports, contributes to and strengthens the capacity of CSOs and, in doing so, reinforces civil society as an indispensable part of the process for implementation of and accountability for sustainable development policies.
The TAP Network’s over-arching goals are to support, contribute and strengthen capacity of civil society stakeholders to work on issues of transparency, accountability and participation in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the global and national levels, with a particular focus on SDG 16, which underpins the entirety of the 2030 Agenda. Through this work, the TAP Network aims to:
- Provide the tools and support to civil society organizations (CSOs) to understand, work with, and hold governments accountable to SDG16 at all levels
- Help CSOs hold governments accountable to the 2030 Agenda and SDGs, including through civil society reporting and engagement in National Voluntary Reviews
- Mobilize, organize and help empower civil society working around SDG16 and 2030 Agenda accountability through regional and national-level coordination and collaboration
To achieve these aims, the TAP Network receives contributions from some of the foremost expert organisations on the issues around SDG 16. The collaborative expertise, experience and perspectives of the members of the network allows them to develop common positions under the TAP Network umbrella. This approach is based on the premise that the reach and influence of stakeholders can be maximised when speaking with a unified voice.
For more information on the TAP Network, and to join as a TAP Member or Partner, visit www.tapnetwork2030.org/join