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. 

The TAP Network engages some of the foremost expert organizations on the issues around accountability for the 2030 Agenda, as well as Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): ‘to promote peaceful, inclusive societies for sustainable development, to provide access to justice for all and to build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.’ TAP benefits from the invaluable expertise, experiences and unique perspectives of its members, all of whom come together to collaborate under the TAP Network umbrella. This work is underpinned by recognition that we maximize reach and influence when many stakeholders speak with a unified voice.

For more information on the TAP Network, visit www.tapnetwork2030.org.

Other TAP Resources

Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit
Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs
SDG16 Data Initiative


TAP’s vision for the 2030 Agenda is framed by notions of rule of law and the TAP principles of transparency, accountability and citizen participation, as well as respect for human rights. Effective governance and sustained peace in a post-2015 world require transparent, participatory and inclusive institutions that are accountable to the very people that the 2030 Agenda has committed to engage. 

The TAP Network is united in the belief that open, inclusive, accountable and effective governance and peaceful societies are both outcomes and enablers of sustainable and equitable development. The 2030 Agenda must promote openness, accountability and effective public institutions, build trust between states and their citizens, lay the foundation for peaceful and just societies and empower civil society to engage in the design, implementation and accountability of public policies at all levels. 

TAP’s work also reflects the will and impetus of the millions of citizens from around the world who voted for ‘an honest and responsive government’ as one of their top priorities in the MY World survey—a theme echoed in consultations around the world throughout the 2030 Agenda negotiation process.

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Become a TAP Network Partner

TAP Network “Partners” are organizations that take part in the work of the TAP Network, enjoy an exclusive set of benefits and privileges, and can benefit from direct support - both technical and financial.

Become a TAP Network Member

TAP Network “Members” are organizations that can register to stay up-to-date on TAP’s work and have access to a listserv of hundreds of experts on SDG16 and the 2030 Agenda.

Follow the TAP Network on Twitter

Join the conversation by following us on Twitter at @TAPNetwork2030. You can also use the hastags #TAPNetwork, #SDG16, and #2030Agenda for even more engagement.