Citizen Action Platform (CAP)

Deploying technology to strengthen transparency and accountability is at the core of a program now being designed by PTF for pilot testing in East Africa


The Initiative promotes citizen-led action to make governments transparent, accountable and free of corruption. A prime focus is improving the lives of the poorest citizens in developing countries.


Where we work

PTF is driven by the ambition to enhance individual human rights and civil rights and promote the rule of law in poor countries.


PTF is a funder and expert adviser to civil society organizations in support of their anti-corruption projects.


PTF is a learning organization – building and sharing knowledge on governmental transparency & accountability.


Education project by PTF’s Mongolian partner, Globe International, becomes GPSA finalist

The World Bank supported Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) has selected eight final development projects proposed by civil society organizations from a total of 428 proposals that were made. One of the accepted projects, which will now be subject to a GPSA due diligence review, is from the Partnership for Transparency Fund’s partner in …

PTF Book Review in Top 10 World Bank Blogs of 2013

A review “Citizens Against Corruption” rolled in at #10 on the World Bank’s list of Top Ten Blog Posts by Readership in 2013. Click here to read the blog written by Duncan Green, head of Research at Oxfam Great Britain and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies. “The PTF fits the model of how to …

Launch of The Barry Metzger Rule of Law Initiative

Click here to RSVP May 14, 2014 5:30pm – 8:00pm Law Offices of Baker & McKenzie 815 Connecticut Ave NW – Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006   Remarks by: Lina Braude, Attorney at Law, Baker & McKenzie LLP (bio) Richard N. Dean, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP (bio) Daniel Ritchie, Director, Partnership for Transparency Fund …

Knowledge Updates

The Role of Women in Anti-Corruption Interventions: Lessons Learned from Two PTF-Supported Projects

    Corruption affects everyone, but women in developing countries often suffer the most.   All too often, women experience extortion and corruption at the hands of low-level public officials when it comes to the provision of public services. In many societies women do not enjoy the same rights and privileges as men, reducing their ability …

The Pains and Rewards of Constructive Engagement: Lessons Learned from a PTF-Supported Project in Cameroon

  By Pietronella van den Oever It is impossible not to come away with a big smile after meeting Asah Azefor and Beltus Atunsiri. Asah is the leader and Beltus is his deputy of a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the south-west Region of Cameroon, called ASYOUSED (Assembly of Youths for a Sustainable Environment and Development). …

How Desperate Housewives of Khariar Successfully Fought Corruption

  By Vinay Bhargava, Chief Technical Adviser, Partnership for Transparency Fund Poor women in thousands of towns and villages of developing countries are routinely cheated out of basic benefits to which they are entitled under government programs – not because of too few resources, too little motivation, or too much pride – but because of …