As we begin this journey into the development of the responsibility assurance infrastructure, it is helpful to have a guiding framework. Institutional theorists have provided a developmental framework that illustrates, in general terms, how institution building happens and social movement theorists have described how social movements, such as the responsibility assurance infrastructure we are looking at, evolve. Below, I will briefly describe the core elements of this framework, which will guide the subsequent analysis of how differencemakers built a responsibility assurance infrastructure.