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.


Citizens Drive Innovative Ways to Fight Corruption but Donor Support Lags Behind

                    Citizens globally are increasingly concerned with and demanding actions to confront poor governance and corruption. In response, civil society’s role has evolved to meet their needs –from simple watchdogs to constructively engaging with governments to complement their actions from the ground up. Innovative approaches to …

PTF Releases 2013 Annual Report

PTF advances innovative citizen-led approaches to improve governance, increase transparency, promote the rule of law and reduce corruption in developing countries. Throughout 2013, PTF provided support for the incubation phase of innovative good governance initiatives to validate selected ideas, the scale-up phase to enable the wide-spread replication of successful approaches, and the dissemination of results …

Youth Contribution to Government Transparency and Accountability

World Bank Group Youth Summit Tuesday, October 7, 2014 8:00am–6:00pm World Bank Group HQ 1818 H St NW Washington, DC The Asian Development Bank are co-hosting a panel at the World Bank’s Youth Summit on October 7th entitled “Youth Contribution to Government Transparency and Accountability.” The session will focus on how young people can work …

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 …