Strategic Plan

TAP Network Strategic Plan
2020 - 2022

About the Strategic Plan

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The TAP Network’s Strategic Plan 2020 to 2022 sets the strategic direction for the secretariat and network. It articulates who we are, what we strive to achieve, how we work and how we define our success.

It is informed by conversations with thousands of TAP’s members and partners across the world.

Who We Are

About the TAP Network

The Transparency, Accountability & 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, and that civil society are recognized and mobilized as indispensable partners in the design, implementation of and accountability for sustainable development policies, at all levels.

Our Members & Partners

The TAP Network is a broad voluntary membership network of civil society organizations, all united by the common goals and objectives of advancing SDG16+ and SDG accountability. The TAP Network includes and engages some of the foremost expert organizations working to advance SDG16+ and social accountability at all levels.
Our international coalition is made up of more than 400 civil society organizations

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Our Vision 

Transform people, institutions, and societies to support lasting change for a more peaceful, just, inclusive, accountable and sustainable world at all levels

Our Mission 

Building and fostering a community of empowered civil society actors working to advance SDG16+ at all levels, and to hold governments accountable to the SDGs more broadly

Our Goals

Empowering Communities

Maintaining and improving the engagement of the TAP Network’s Partners and Members remains at the core of the TAP Network’s work.
  • Coordination: fostering an empowered community of civil society practitioners around SDG16+ and Accountability for the SDGs 
  • Advocacy: increased recognition of the importance of civil society for SDG16+ and accountability for the 2030 Agenda 
  • Learning: enhancing peer-learning and knowledge sharing platforms for TAP Partners and Members 
  • Leadership: expanding the role for civil society in work to advance SDG16+ and SDG Accountability through leadership in key spaces at all levels 

SDG Localization & Capacity Building

The TAP Network looks to support capacity building of local and national civil society to engage with SDG16 and SDG accountability and action.
  • Developing tools and resources to help empower and strengthen civil society capacities  
  • Supporting in-country capacity building initiatives to empower civil society 
  • Strengthening localization and mainstreaming to foster national action

Monitoring & Accountability

The TAP Network looks to enhance monitoring and accountability for SDG16+ and the 2030 Agenda.
  • Coordinating a Campaign for a “Decade of Accountability for the SDGs” 
  • Strengthening Civil Society Spotlight Reporting on the SDGs and SDG16+ 
  • Improving the recognition and use of non-official data to measure progress on SDG16 

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How We Make a Difference

A Message from the TAP Steering Committee

The launch of this Strategic Plan for the TAP Network effectively builds upon the extensive momentum the network has built over the years to advance SDG16+ and SDG accountability, and represents a year-long consultation process with TAP Network Members and Partners throughout 2019. As a platform that brings together a diverse array of civil society actors from around the world, the TAP Network can play a critical role in empowering local actors to advance this important work, and we call on all actors – including governments, donors and other institutions – to support these efforts going forward.