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.

  • Building a Citizen Monitoring System on Budget Expenditure

    Corruption in the education sector in Indonesia is becoming a more pressing issue given the substantial increase in public funds channeled into this sector, after the national constitution mandated an education budget of - at least - 20 percent of the national budget, starting from 2009. However, corruption and inefficiency

  • The Conditional Cash Transfer Program Watch Project

    The Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCTP) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) has become the largest and core social assistance program in the Philippines. The program is one of the responses of the Philippine government to the challenge of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), namely: 1) eradicating extreme poverty

  • Protecting, Sustaining and Expanding the Gains of Civil Society Participation in the Department of Education

    G-Watch’s five years of successful engagement with the Department of Education provide a model for an enduring public-private partnership in governance. The success may be attributed to a number of factors, such as the presence of a trusted official within the agency who supported and championed the partnership, formulation of

  • Textbook Count 3

    Banking on its success in the past three rounds of Textbook Count, the Government Watch (G-Watch) of the Ateneo School of Government took on another challenge of furthering civil society participation in ensuring quality services delivered by the government. The promise of good quality books delivered on schedule, at the

  • Governance Camp for Emerging Anti-Corruption Scout Crusaders

    The Boy Scouts of the Philippines conducted its 14th National Scout Jamboree (14NSJ) on 22-26 October, 2007 at the National Scouting Center for Asia Pacific Region, Mount Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna. For this major activity that happens only once every three years, thousands of Scouts from all over the country

  • Transparency Campaigning at Local Government to Curb Corruption

    In 2007, GI-M drafted and submitted to the Parliament a draft bill on Freedom of Information. But there has not been much progress on this front. However, more recently there are positive signs of promising developments and opportunities. The Government is planning to work on legislations concerning state secrecy, access

  • Vehicle Monitoring Project

    The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Project II is a transparency initiative of the ECOLINK Philippines supported by the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF). In a real perspective, it covers three (3) cities (Oroquieta, Pagadian, Dapitan) from three (3) respective regions (Northern Mindanao, Western Mindanao & Southwestern Mindanao) , as well as

  • Transparency Campaigning at Local Government to Curb Corruption

    Globe International, a Mongolian NGO, completed a six‐month project “Empowering Public Council to Curb Government Corruption”, which was implemented from January 1, 2009 until July 1, 2009 under the grant of Partnership for Transparency Fund. This Project’s goal was to assist in empowering Public Council that is able to take

  • Department of Health Medicine Monitoring Project 2

    The MMP2 is a joint initiative of NAMFREL- Bantay ng Bayan and the Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) in collaboration with the IDC of the DOH. The project intends to help improve the delivery of health services and to counter irregular practices within the health sector through procurement and contract implementation

  • Public Monitoring of Corruption in Mongolia’s Mining Sector

    The rapid expansion of the mining sector combined with the lack of regulatory enforcement has resulted in the violation of many laws designed to protect Mongolia’s natural resources. The rapid expansion in mining has also increasingly become a major source of corruption. Therefore, the primary goals of the project were