Our Mission

Advancing innovative citizen-led approaches to improve governance, increase transparency, promote the rule of law and reduce corruption in developing and emerging countries.

PTF is a pioneering and innovative organization. We mobilize expertise and resources to provide advice and small grants to civil society organizations (CSOs) that engage citizens in actions to improve governance, increase transparency and reduce corruption in developing countries. Our goal is to pilot and scale-up innovative approaches and tools that reduce corruption and improve governance. Throughout the project cycle we seek to draw lessons from these experiences and share the resulting knowledge widely to advance a culture of transparency around the world.
 
PTF only supports projects that are action oriented and directly address well identified governance and corruption problems through interaction between citizens and their governments. Over 15 years of operation, this approach has helped our partner CSOs create new models for constructive citizen engagement. Most of our completed projects have been independently evaluated. Overwhelmingly they have been deemed successful and replicable.

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Theory of Change

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How We Work

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Mobilize Resources

Organizations receive small grants ($25,000 – $40,000) for projects that are results-oriented, time-bound (typically 12-18 months) and evaluated on completion. PTF will only support projects that (1) will have a direct and sustainable impact on reducing corruption, (2) as far as possible have a measurable and sustainable outcome and (3) involve direct interaction with public agencies.

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Provide Technical Support

PTF engages a network of expert advisers, most of them volunteer, to work with CSO grantees on project design and grant management as well as providing general coaching and mentoring. Our advisers have specialized skills in such areas as good governance programs, public accounting, procurement procedures, performance evaluation, health, education and infrastructure.

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Share Experience

We share the knowledge gained from the more than 220 projects we’ve supported to enhance governance, counter corruption and innovate to improve service delivery. We do this by holding events, publishing print material, and participating in coalitions.

Our Team

The PTF model is extraordinary. We are an organization of highly experienced international development specialists from various institutions, NGOs and government agencies who offer their experiences pro-bono.

Members of the PTF Management Team volunteer their services. They are seasoned development and management experts with diverse backgrounds who oversee and direct all aspects of PTF’s operations. To contact members of the Management Team please send your e-mail to info@ptfund.org.

Roger Sullivan

Roger Sullivan is an International Economist and Team Coach who works on global development issues and currently serves as Secretary of the Partnership for Transparency Fund. He has been…

Pietronella van den Oever

Pietronella van den Oever is retired from the World Bank and is currently (2011 – 2012) a Visiting Scholar at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington DC, where she…

Jane Schubert

Jane is retired from a US government contractor whose funding sources were USAID and the World Bank, plus some private foundations. Her professional field is education — launched as…

Eleanor Schreiber

Ellie has been a member of PTF since 2011. She has worked on PTF projects in Latin America and Eastern Europe in the education, health and rule of law…

Jeff Kass

Jeff has been a PTF member since April, 2011, serves on the PTF Management and Governance Committees and advises PTF projects in Africa and Asia. He is currently an independent consultant…

Tjaarda Storm Van Leeuwen

Tjaarda P. Storm van Leeuwen is an energy sector consultant. He retired from the World Bank in December 2010 as an Adviser and co-manager of the Africa Energy Unit…

Leen Solleveld

Leen Solleveld spent his career at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His main responsibilities covered a wide range of activities and assignments including international organizations, trade issues, development…

Barbara Kafka

Barbara Kafka served for over 33 years at the World Bank in a range of posts which involved her in the economic and social development of countries across Africa,…

Lars Jeurling

Lars Jeurling has been an adviser to the Partnership for Transparency Fund since 2004 working mostly on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Lars worked for nearly 30…

Richard Stern

Richard Stern became President of PTF in January 2014. Richard is a retiree from the World Bank where he worked for 30 years. His positions included Vice President of…

Vinay Bhargava

Vinay served as the senior adviser for Public Sector Governance at the World Bank in 2006-7. From 2002-06 he was World Bank Director of International Affairs and Operations and…

Daniel Ritchie

Daniel is an independent consultant on economic development. He served in the World Bank for almost 30 years before retiring in 1997. His positions included Director for North Africa…

Eluned Schweitzer

PTF maintains a small team staff and consultants to support program development and evaluation, financial management, technology solutions, communications strategies and more.

Lorena Curry

Grants and Finance Manager Born in Buenos Aires, where she received her degree in Accounting from the University of Buenos Aires and subsequently found employment with the American Embassy in…

Ariel Shaker-Brown

Ariel is the Operations Officer for the Partnership for Transparency Fund. Before joining PTF, Ariel was the Program Coordinator for the German Marshall Fund’s MENA Partnership for Democracy & Development…

Sarah Little

Sarah joined the Partnership for Transparency Fund in September 2013 to lead the organization’s communications and programs. Prior to joining PTF, Sarah worked at Gender Action, developing and executing…

Amy Van Zanen

Amy Van Zanen is the Administrative Associate at Partnership for Transparency Fund. Prior to joining PTF, Amy analyzed IFI (International Financial Institution) projects for gender sensitivity as an intern…

Wilson Gallagher

Wilson Gallagher graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a double major in History and Economics. He began working for PTF in 2015. Currently Wilson is working…

PTF’s Members are individuals of many nationalities who have contributed to the work of the organization. They have extensive international development and governance experience. The Members hold an Annual Meeting and may vote at this event, which is held via teleconference, on elections for the Board of Directors and on matters that may lead to changes in PTF’s basic charter.

  • Hadi Abushakra
  • Elizabeth Adu
  • Vinay Bhargava
  • Linda Bruce
  • Fayezul Choudhury
  • John Clark
  • William Corcoran
  • Anabel Cruz
  • Stephanie de Chassy
  • Cyprian Fisiy
  • Judith Edstrom
  • Ed Elmendorf
  • Sabine Engelhard
  • Bill Friar
  • Prem Garg
  • Simon Gray
  • Norman Hicks
  • Richard Holloway
  • Ram Janakiram
  • Lars Jeurling
  • Barbara Kafka
  • Franz Kaps
  • Jeff Kass
  • Pierre Landell-Mills
  • Tjaarda Storm van Leeuwen
  • Adriana De Leva
  • Robert Liebenthal
  • Reuben Lifuka
  • Geert van der Linden
  • Dante de los Angeles
  • Karin Millet
  • Frank McNerney
  • Muthoni Muriu
  • Bruce Murray
  • Emma Murray
  • Rajat Nag
  • Mary-Jane Ncube
  • Knud Kjaer Nielsen
  • Pietronella van den Oever
  • Donal O’Leary
  • Wale Omoniyi
  • Aloysuis Ordu
  • Laurence Peters
  • Christiaan Poortman
  • Daniel Ritchie
  • Randi Ryterman
  • Jean-Louis Sarbib
  • Indira Sandilya
  • Ellie Schreiber
  • Jane Schubert
  • Eluned Schweitzer
  • Khalid Siraj
  • Leen Solleveld
  • Richard Stern
  • Cathy Stevulak
  • Willem Struben
  • Roger Sullivan
  • Fred Temple
  • Gopa Thampi
  • Hasan Tuluy
  • Bjorn Wellenius
  • Wayne Wittig
  • Eyasu Yimer

2016-2017 Volunteer Advisers

  • Achilles Adamantiades
  • Adriana De Leva
  • Akbar Khawaja
  • Alexander Sierck
  • Aloysius Ordu
  • Anabel Cruz
  • Arif Zulfiqar
  • Barbara Kafka
  • Betty Hanan
  • Bill Corcoran
  • Bill Friar
  • Birgitta Nygren
  • Björn Wellenius
  • Carola Kaps
  • Cathy Stevulak
  • Chris Redfern
  • Christiaan Poortman
  • Christoph Kowalewski
  • Daniel Ritchie
  • Dante delos Angeles
  • Donal O’Leary
  • Dondon Parafina
  • Ed Elmendorf
  • Elizabeth Adu
  • Ellie Schreiber
  • Eluned Schweitzer
  • Evangeline Javier
  • Fayezul Choudhury
  • Frank McNerney
  • Frank Vogl
  • Franz Kaps
  • Franz Schorosch
  • Fred Temple
  • Frédéric Boehm
  • Geert van der Linden
  • Geoff Opio
  • Hadeel Ibrahim
  • Hadi Abushakra
  • Hady Fink
  • Hans-Werner Wabnitz
  • Horst Feuerstein
  • Indira Sandilya
  • Jacomina de Regt
  • Jagadish Upadhyay
  • Jane Schubert
  • Janina Berg
  • Jean-Paul B Theroux
  • Jeff Gutman
  • Jeff Kass
  • Jeff Lovitt
  • Jenny Kiessling
  • Jonas Mbwangue
  • Judith Edstrom
  • Karin Millett
  • Karti Sandilya
  • Khalid Siraj
  • Knud Kjaer Nielsen
  • Lars Jeurling
  • Laurence Peters
  • Leen Solleveld
  • Lelia Mooney
  • Leonard Ginocchi
  • Linda Bruce
  • Margaret Thalwitz
  • Marie-Carin von Gumppenberg
  • Marie-Hélène Genzano
  • Mariette van Beek
  • Meei Shi Child
  • Michael Wiehen
  • Mohini Malhotra
  • Nico Nissen
  • Nigel Roberts
  • Nightingale Rukuba-Ngaiza
  • Nnamdi Nwachukwu
  • Norman Hicks
  • Olesea Stamate
  • Phillipp Jahn
  • Pietronella van den Oever
  • Prem Garg
  • Rajesh Vidyasagar
  • Ralph Hanan
  • Ram Janakiram
  • Richard Holloway
  • Richard Stern
  • Robert Liebenthal
  • Roberto Laver
  • Roger Sullivan
  • Roslyn Hees
  • Sabine Engelhard
  • Shyamadas Banerji
  • Stephanie de Chassy
  • Tjaarda Storm van Leeuwen
  • Vinay Bhargava
  • Wale Omoniyi
  • Wayne Wittig
  • Willem Struben
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