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.


Effective People-Powered Accountability: Lessons from PTF Experience

                        On October 9th, PTF’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Vinay Bhargava, participated in a panel sponsored by CIVICUS focused on harnessing information and Communications Technology (ICT) to monitor and shape development progress through people-powered accountability. Dr. Bhargava presented how people-powered accountability has successfully worked …

PTF at the 2014 World Bank Youth Summit

  On October 7, 2014, PTF representatives had the opportunity to share their experiences on youth involvement in anti-corruption initiatives at the World Bank’s Youth Summit. The Summit convened young civil society and NGO leaders, students, government officials, technical experts and practitioners to discuss how youth can help governments become more open and responsive. The lessons …

PTF Shares Experience on Constructive Engagement between Governments and CSOs in East Asia

  On July 14th, PTF’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Vinay Bhargava, moderated an Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Government of the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank on “Constructive Engagement Processes between Governments and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).” The discussion featured panelists from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal and the Philippines, …

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 …