PTF pioneered active citizen engagement as a means to promote more open, accountable and responsive government and improve development outcomes. In our 15 years of operation, we have worked in 53 countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America to complete 250 projects. We draw lessons from each experience and share the resulting knowledge, including more than 50 seminars, workshops and events bringing together CSOs, governments and donors.

A distinctive feature of PTF is our volunteer network of highly experienced development professionals, drawn from MBDs, bilateral aid agencies, foundations, private sector firms and non-profit organizations, who add value to every activity we undertake. Over 70 advisers serve as pro-bono consultants with specialized skills in the design, implementation and evaluation of civil society engagement in development projects over a wide range of countries, sectors and thematic areas. They undertake assessments, conduct trainings and provide advice to development organizations, governments and aid agencies.

PTF’s other major strength is our network of more than 150 CSO partners in 50 developing countries who go beyond advocacy to produce concrete results through constructive engagement with government at the local and country level. PTF has also established affiliate offices in Europe, East Asia, South Asia and Africa, providing vital links to partner CSOs and serving as a home base for PTF Advisers around the world.

Services for NGOs


We connect experts with local leaders to jointly develop plans, support implementation and evaluate impact.


We link organizations with similar goals and complementary skills to provide mutual support.


We share lessons by hosting events and publishing findings to advance our collective understanding of governance challenges.


We provide analytical and advisory services on institutional development and improving citizen engagement.