PTF is currently managing the knowledge and learning (K&L) components of two programs in East Asia funded by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA)Transparency and Accountability in Mongolian Education (TAME) with Globe International in Mongolia and Guarding the Integrity of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program for the Philippines (i-Pantawid) with the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Governance (CCAGG) in the Philippines.

PTF’s operations in East Asia are supported and implemented by our regional affiliate based in Manila – Partner for Transparency Fund Asia (PTFA). PTFA is legally independent but closely integrated with the PTF family. In February 2015, PTFA concluded its Australian Aid-funded program, which supported five CSOs in implementing citizen-led transparency initiatives in the Philippines.

Read more about our activities in East Asia in the pages below.

  • PTF Asia awarded grant for Grassroots Governance Program in Philippines

    PTF Asia (PTFA) is delighted to report that the Board of LifeBank Foundation Inc. (LBF) has now approved a proposal for the replication of the LBF Grassroots Governance Program with initial (Year 1) target of 5 LGUs in the amount of Philippine Peso 4.4 million. The Grassroots Governance Program is set

  • Support to Develop Anti-Corruption Legislation in Cambodia

    The Center for Social Development (CSD) is a leading Cambodian civil society organization dedicated to fighting corruption. It seeks to promote democratic values and improve the quality of life of the Cambodian people through practical research, training, advocacy, awareness-raising and public debate. CSD has established a three-pronged anti-corruption strategy. The

  • Bantay Red Plate

    The main issue that this project hopes to address is the obvious weak levels of LGU accountability in the procurement, use and maintenance of government vehicles nationwide. One of the underlying factors to this problem is the meek policy framework covering the issue of LGU accountability in vehicle management. The

  • Loading textbooks for shipment to a difficult-to-reach elementary school

    Citizen Action for Accountability in Education Procurement

    Government Watch has long been in a partnership with the Department of Education. The six rounds of Textbook Count have resulted in a well-established collaboration of the government and civil society. Improvements were also significantly observed in the areas of textbook price, the amount of time spent in the procurement

  • Preparation of an Integrity Pact in the Solok Regency

    PTF funds were to be used to support a TI Indonesia (TII) initiative to establish an Integrity Pact (IP) with the Election Commission in order to achieve more transparency in its expenditures during the next election. Extensive corruption and misuse of funds was alleged. The proposed project was intended to

  • Training on Preventing Corruption in Public Procurement and Judicial System

    The project was aimed at preventing and curbing corruption in the Mongolian judicial systems. Its main objectives were to: (a) enhance awareness of corruption in the judiciary and public procurement among the target groups (judges at all court levels, CSO’s, journalists and investigators); (b) increase skills in reducing corruption by

  • Strengthening Local Capacities in Good Governance

    Local democracy and good governance continue to find their way as major contributors to local community development, as people also continue to make themselves get involved in community affairs and issues. Regular elections take place, and legislation is in place which enables some local autonomy over decision making, budget setting

  • Monitoring Local Government Procurement Based on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Government Procurement Reform Act

    Problems of delays, collusion, lack of transparency, excessive use of discretionary criteria, and lack of competition have long plagued government procurement of goods, consulting services and infrastructure projects. These problems have led to rampant and extensive graft and corruption and have increased the costs of doing business for both the

  • Applied Social Accountability at the Community Level

    The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the DSWD is a flagship program of the national government on poverty reduction and social development. It is one of the responses of the Philippine Government to the challenge of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Recognizing the contribution of social accountability to

  • Participatory Monitoring for Barangay Infrastructure and Health Projects in the Province of Isabela

    Isabela province is located in the northeastern part of Luzon. Its Governor, Grace Padaca, is one of the country’s young reform minded politicians who is currently serving her second term as Governor of the province. The Governor wished to see a strengthening of citizens' participation in governance, specifically in improving