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Citizen-led development is yielding results

Sir, William Easterly (“Western vanities that do little to help the world’s poor”, January 25) ignores the reductions in poverty that targeted official aid, foundation grants and individual philanthropy are producing. In many countries, despite Mr Easterly’s hopes, economic growth is not lifting the very poor out ......

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PTF Book Review in Top 10 World Bank Blogs of 2013

A review "Citizens Against Corruption" rolled in at #10 on the World Bank's list of Top Ten Blog Posts by Readership in 2013. Click here to read the blog written by Duncan Green, head of Research at Oxfam Great Britain and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Development Studies ......

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Interview with Frank Vogl on Anti-Corruption and PTF

Freedom Observatory, an independent, non-partisan think tank featuring international relations and political analysis, interviewed PTF Vice-Chair Frank Vogl on corruption and the work of the Partnership for Transparency Fund in their first ever podcast ......

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Richard Stern Becomes President and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for Transparency Fund

Richard Stern has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The Partnership for Transparency Fund, effective January 1, 2014. Stern, a former World Bank Vice President, takes over PTF’s leadership from Daniel Ritchie, who has held the position for the last three years and who will remain in the…...

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Anti-Corruption Is Marching Ahead

The events right now in Ukraine, Turkey, India and China, where each is very different in detail, yet where public anti-corruption pressures are central, underscores how increasingly powerful and how global is the march for justice. Above all, people want to see everyone, irrespective of their lofty governmental position, or…...

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PTF Launches Citizen Action Platform in Uganda

Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) recently launched the pilot phase of a flagship program – Citizen Action Platform (CAP) – in the Apac region of Uganda. CAP is pioneering a new approach to enable civil society organizations (CSOs) to more efficiently and ......

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Fake Money and Ballot Box Raise Hopes in the Fight on Corruption this International Anti-Corruption Day

PTF joins all citizens of the world in celebrating International Anti-Corruption Day, today 9th December 2013, by endorsing the call of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to make fighting corruption a central part in "defining and implementing a robust post-2015 development agenda ......

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How Desperate Housewives of Khariar Successfully Fought Corruption

Poor women in thousands of towns and villages of developing countries are routinely cheated out of basic benefits to which they are entitled under government programs - not because of too few resources, too little motivation, or too much pride – but because of corruption. Keshari Paharia, Haramani Majhi, Sapura…...

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Good Practices for Engaging with Citizens for Greater Development Impact

Is it realistic to expect citizens to hold service providers accountable given the huge asymmetry of power between the two, or are we setting unrealistic expectations that citizen engagement interventions can improve development outcomes? Click here to read the article featured on the World Bank's Voices Blog to ......

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Insights from Transparency and Access to Information Projects in Argentina

10 PTF-supported projects in Argentina were recently reviewed confirming that small, short, one-off projects can make a difference even if they are barely a drop in the bucket of fighting corruption. Political will, stakeholder collaboration, and continuity of effort were key determinants of success in the short and longer terms.…...

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