Brendan Halloran is a Program Officer for Impact and Learning at the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (T/AI). Brendan coordinates TALEARN, a community of practice involving individuals working on T/A issues from around the world, who want to come together to engage and learn from each other. He also leads T/AI's involvement in brokering and supporting new research and other learning efforts around transparency and accountability issues.
Prior to joining T/AI, Brendan spent five years in Guatemala working on and researching governance issues, most recently as a Democracy and Governance Advisor for USAID focusing on analysis, strategic planning and program design. He earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Planning, Governance and Globalization. His research examined the socio-political dynamics of local development in a low-income urban community in Guatemala City. Brendan is interested in politics, governance and foreign aid, and he blogs on these issues at http://politicsgovernancedevelopment.wordpress.com/