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.

  • Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas

    The budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA) has tripled from P15.8 billion in 2005 to P48.5 billion in 2009. This year (coincidentally, an election year), while the department’s budget allocation is smaller in the past year (P37.8 billion for 2010), it ranked fifth from the ten agencies with the

  • Participatory Local Governance in Northern Luzon

    Corruption in the Philippines is so well-entrenched that it exists in all branches and levels of government – executive, legislative, and judicial; from national down to the barangay level. NLCGG shall focus on curbing the corruption problem at the barangay level, the basic territorial and political unit of government and

  • Medicine Monitoring Project

    Since 2004 there has been a partnership between the Department of Health (DOH) and NAMFREL with a focus on the procurement, distribution and inventory management of medicines. In 2005 NAMFREL joined the Integrity Development Committee (IDC), DOH's anti-corruption unit, and NAMFREL volunteers also became members of the regional IDCs of

  • Anti-Corruption and Transparency Project (Government Vehicle Monitoring)

    Despite its sluggish economic progress, Oroquieta City is blessed with abundant natural resources like rivers and rain-forests. In fact, it has been coffered nationally as the “Cleanest and Greenest Component City” in the entire Philippines for several years already. The “Layawan” river, the source of potable water to Oroquieta’s 30

  • Competition on Anti-Corruption among Journalists, Artists and Media

    The PTF grant helped fund a competition among the journalists and poster artists on anti-corruption themes. Entries included essays/articles, posters, TV programs, radio programs and TV advertisements. To prepare for the competition, meetings and seminars were organized with administrators and journalists from newspapers, radio and TV, as well as, artists

  • Monitoring of the implementation of the Government’s National Anti-Corruption Program (NACP) in Mongolia and the Role of the Open Society in Fighting Corruption

    In 1996, Mongolian parliament passed first in the history of the country anti-corruption law, but unfortunately the law is a manifesto - like and it has been never enforced properly and as a result corruption continues to flourish in the country. In this light, adoption of the National Anti-Corruption Program

  • Preparation of the 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

  • Building Citizen Monitoring System on Budget Expenditure Accountability in the Education Sector

    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

  • Development of Anti-Corruption Legislation

    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

  • Participatory Local Governance in Northern Luzon

    In July 2011, PTF signed a Grant Agreement with Northern Luzon Coalition for Good Governance (NLCGG) for the implementation of the project entitled “Participatory Local Governance in Northern Luzon or PLG-NL. The Grant is in support of NLCGG’s three year project to: i) enhance citizen participation in government processes, programs