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Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative
November 16, 2020

U.S. Department of State Seal11/14/2020 09:51 AM EST

Office of the Spokesperson

Announced by Vice President Pence two years ago, the Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative includes more than $1 billion in programs that promote civil society, rule of law, and transparent and accountable governance across the region.

The support of the United States for good governance is integral to our vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, and to U.S. foreign policy and national security generally. Weak institutions, corruption, opaque business environments, and poor human rights conditions, drive away private-sector investment and enable foreign malign influence in too many societies. Indo-Pacific nations and regional institutions identify transparency as fundamental to the realization of our shared Indo-Pacific vision, including in ASEAN’s Outlook on the Indo-Pacific.

The Transparency Initiative encompasses over 200 programs developed by a range of U.S. government agencies focused on anti-corruption and fiscal transparency, democracy assistance, youth and emerging leader development, media and internet freedom, and protecting fundamental freedoms and human rights.

Anti-Corruption and Fiscal Transparency:


Democracy Assistance:


Youth and Emerging Leader Development:


Media and Internet Freedom:


Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms:


The United States is committed to working with allies and partners across the Indo-Pacific region to promote civil society, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and transparent and accountable governance – the building blocks of progress and the bulwarks of peace, security, prosperity, and independence.

For the full text in English (including details of the programs above), please click here: https://www.state.gov/indo-pacific-transparency-initiative-2/