Latin America and the Caribbean
Over the past 4 years, PTF’s anti-corruption activities in Latin America have been based largely around work with the Regional Fund to Promote Transparency (FONTRA). The FONTRA program closed at the end of 2010, following a productive workshop in Buenos Aires, attended by all grant recipients. Almost all of the 30 PTF projects under FONTRA, of which 17 were in Argentina and the others in Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, were completed satisfactorily. A second, smaller strand of PTF support has been for reform at the provincial or municipal level in Argentina and Ecuador. PTF has also funded projects in Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela.
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Argentina has recently enacted legislation to make both primary and general elections almost entirely public funded. PTF is once again funding CIPPEC, a premiere think tank in Argentina, for a project monitoring the implementation of that legislation the first time it will be applied, during the 2011 elections.
Regional Coordinator: Steve Ettinger