PTF programs strive to help improve governance – greater accountability, responsiveness to citizens and transparent public activities – to promote participatory governance and improved development outcomes. Together with developing country civil society organization (CSO) partners, PTF develops innovative approaches, learns from its work, and shares the knowledge gained.

Programs

Transparency and Accountability in Mongolia Education (TAME)

Transparency and Accountability in Mongolia Education (TAME) address the development challenge of providing disadvantaged ethnic minorities of Mongolia access to better education services. The Project intends to achieve this overarching objective by increasing efficiency, transparency and accountability in education procurement, organizing a Parent Teacher Association in each project soum, and promoting civic society participation in prioritizing educational initiative. The education reforms are expected to directly benefit 90% of Mongolia’s ethnic minorities who will have better access to quality education by the end of the project.

The Barry Metzger Rule of Law Initiative

The Rule of Law Initiative named after PTF founder Barry Metzger is designed to honor his memory by promoting systems of justice that respect individual rights, equality, dignity, and respect for all before the law. Through the Initiative, PTF is promoting the rule of law in developing countries by strengthening civil society institutions to bring about fair and just governance through citizen action. Our ambition is to help emerging civil society leaders build more transparent and accountable government institutions; level the playing field for businesses seeking to compete honestly; and improve outcomes.

Citizen Action for Results, Transparency and Accountability (CARTA)

The Citizen Action for Results, Transparency and Accountability (CARTA) program is a unique monitoring model that aims to provide donors and development agencies with more specific and real-time information on the impact of their projects. By building the capacity of local CSOs to conduct donor project monitoring, CARTA aims to strengthen ownership of outcomes, reduce the propensity of corruption and increase overall citizen engagement. The implementation of the program's pilot to monitor World Bank projects in Bangladesh and Nepal marks the first time a major development organization has permitted independently financed participatory monitoring managed by a third-party.

Citizen Action Platform (CAP)

CAP is a pioneering new approach to enable CSOs to more efficiently and effectively improve local governance. It applies information and technology tools (ICT) to traditional models of citizen reporting of government service deficiencies, makes the information available to government agencies, tracks responses and provides feedback to citizens on results. Reports are easier to collect, verify, track, aggregate and present, so communities can more effectively and efficiently resolve individual issues and advocate for systemic change.

E-Procurement Monitoring in Ukraine

Improving Transparency and Effectiveness of Public Procurement in Ukraine through Cooperation with Civil Society is a program to train CSOs in Ukraine on how to monitor public procurement under the country's new e-procurement system – “ProZorro." PTF is working with the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) to develop tools provide training to help CSOs and journalists identify irregularities and bring evidence-based reports of abuse to the attention of the responsible authorities using information generated by the system. The training will provide tools and present best practices for procurement monitoring internationally.

Health Transparency Initiative in India

The Health Transparency Initiative supports projects to raise citizen voice and monitor health sector performance. The pilot project, in Kerala India, is introducing participatory and transparent procurement and distribution of drugs and medical equipment and conducting social audits of basic health service delivery.