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Uganda’s Internet Shutdown Impacts COVID-19 Response

The internet shutdown during Uganda’s recent general election constitutes a significant setback to anti-corruption efforts in the country, and could hinder efficiency of COVID-19 response programs, according to two local civil society leaders....

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Malawi Procurement Monitoring Project Begins Implementation

Following several years of project design and relations building with Malawian and international organizations, PTF completed a full proposal for funding from the European Union for a procurement monitoring project: Strengthening the Capacity of CSOs to Promote Transparency and Accountability in Public Infrastructure Projects in Malawi. Funding for the project…...

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Challenge One: Confronting The World’s Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis

The world faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The impact of the pandemic on middle- and low-income countries is significantly greater than the enormously challenging situation in Western industrial nations. It is too early to gauge with any accuracy the full scale of the global humanitarian crisis, but not too late…...

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Maximizing Citizen Engagement to Beat COVID

As governments and the international aid community scramble to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, direct citizen engagement in public health programs has already had a demonstrable positive impact on the success of these programs. While governments in both middle-income and low-income developing countries face the pandemic with support from international…...

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PTF Response to COVID19

We are alive and kicking! Our physical office at the OpenGov Hub in Washington, DC is closed (pending further notice) but we are working from home, continuing to respond to proposals, staying in touch with our CSO partners and shifting budgets and timelines as necessary....

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PTF enters 2020 with 4 new projects totaling nearly $1 million USD

PTF is delighted to report on the initiation of four new projects in the past three months valued together at more than $ 1 million....

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Beyond Advocacy: Maximizing social accountability initiatives and CSO engagement in the development operations funded by International Financial Institutions to accelerate SDG16 progress

Vitor Gaspar, Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Fiscal Affairs Department, presented the IMF’s Fiscal Monitor report on corruption at the latest PTF Anti Corruption Forum event. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for Private International Enterprise (CIPE), attracted a large audience from civil society, academia, business and politics....

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