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
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.
By Frank Vogl, PTF Vice-Chair …The events right now in Ukraine, Turkey, India and China, where each is very different in detail, yet where public anti-corruption pressures are central, underscores how increasingly powerful and how global is the march for justice. Above all, people want to see everyone, irrespective of their lofty governmental position, or […]
Washington/Kampala – November 26, 2013 Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) recently launched the pilot phase of a flagship program – Citizen Action Platform (CAP) – in the Apac region of Uganda. CAP is pioneering a new approach to enable civil society organizations (CSOs) to more efficiently and effectively improve local governance and development outcomes. Using […]
October 9, 2013 9:00 – 10:30 World Bank Room MC 5 – 100 Sponsors: WBG (WBI, OPCS, SDV, MNA, ECR Departments) Panelists: Danny Sriskandarajah (Secretary General, CIVICUS), Linda Raftree (Sr. Advisor, Plan International), Robert Hunja (Manager, World Bank Institute), Vinay Bhargava (Project Adviser, Partnership for Transparency Fund), Franck Bousquet (Sector Manager, World Bank), Miguel Angel Rebolledo (Sr. Results Measurement Specialist, IFC), CHAIR: Rachel Jones(Sr. Communications Officer, World Bank Institute) […]
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 corruption. […]
By Vinay Bhargava, Indira Sandila, Alexander Varghese, and Harish Poovaiah Key Findings: Significant success was achieved in 14 projects supported by PTF that covered 90,000 extremely poor households in India in four states. The positive results were largely due to the work of what the authors call the “real heroes” – “both the citizen volunteers […]
By Willem Struben, PTF Adviser for South Asia, Africa, LAC and Colby Pacheco, PTF Program Manager Key Finding: Donors must be especially rigorous in identifying and assessing the implementing capacity of civil society organizations CSOs seeking support. There are many CSOs with a determination to improve governance in their countries, but do they have the […]