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.


Open for Comments and Contributions: “Social Accountability Approaches in Enhancing Integrity of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs”

Conditional cash transfers are widely used in the world and are proving effective in delivering results. CCTPs are government programs that typically provide cash to participants upon their fulfillment of a set of conditions or responsibilities (e.g., school attendance by children, visits to health facilities). According to the World Bank, the number of CCTPs increased …

New Toolkit on “Integrating Gender throughout a Project’s Life Cycle”

Through a small grant from the USAID/Food for Peace-funded Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program, Land O’Lakes’ International Development collaborated with Cultural Practice, Development and Training Services, Inc. (dTS), Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF), Project Concern International (PCI), Save the Children and TechnoServe to address the need for a food security and nutrition-specific, customizable …

[ADB Governance Thematic Group Seminar Series] Governance, Civil Society and Post-2015 Agenda: What You Need to Know

March 4, 2015 In September 2015, the United Nation’s General Assembly will decide the final parameters of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda. According to the Rio +20 Conference of the UN Member States, the SDG should meet the following criteria: action-oriented; easy to communicate; limited in number; aspirational; and universally applicable to all …

Knowledge Updates

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

    By Sarah Little, Communications Officer   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 …

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 …