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    Myths and Realities of CSOs Promoting Transparent and Accountable Government Institutions

    On May 3, PTF's Chief Technical Adviser, Vinay Bhargava, made a presentation at the 2019 Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting Civil Society Program on Myths and Realities of CSOs Promoting Transparent and Accountable Government Institutions.

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    The Critical Challenges of Human Trafficking & Corruption

    On September 20, 2018, UNA-NCA's International Law Committee and The Partnership for Transparency Fund presented The Critical Challenges of Human Trafficking and Corruption before an overflow crowd at the United Nations Foundation.

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    Can We Make Anti-Corruption Sustainable?

    The Center for International Private Enterprise and Partnership for Transparency jointly hosted a public forum on December 8, 2017 in Washington DC on “Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Anti-Corruption Reform.” The keynote speaker, Dr. Delia Ferreira Rubio from Argentina, made her first…

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    i-PANTAWID Project Workshop Underscores Salience of Social Accountability in 4Ps

    Project i-Pantawid partners and stakeholders shared and discussed case stories of how citizens and government engaged each other that resulted in improved health and education service delivery, reduced benefit gaps, empowered Parent Leaders, and more responsive government.  The project final…

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    Civil Society Roles in Engaging Citizens for Better Results in the World Bank Funded Projects

    On October 11, the Partnership for Transparency sponsored a panel on civil society roles in engaging citizens World Bank projects at the World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum. The event brought together speakers from the World Bank Citizen Engagement Secretariat, the…

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    Transparency, Anti-Corruption, and Sustainable Development: Is Progress Possible?

    On September 18th, the Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum partnered with Brookings, the IMF, the World Bank, and the IFC to bring high level panelists from a variety of backgrounds to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the fields of transparency,…

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    World Bank Anti-Corruption Programs; Discussion of Lessons Learned and Future Strategy

    On July 5, the 1818 Society hosted a discussion on the World Bank’s anti-corruption policies, lessons learned since the 1996 “Cancer of Corruption” speech, and programmatic plans going forward. The event featured Joel Turkewitz, Lead Public Sector Specialist at the…

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    Anti-Corruption Forum features Laurence Cockcroft on Corruption in the West

    On May 10, the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) and the Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum co-hosted an event at George Mason University, featuring Laurence Cockcroft discussing his most recent book Unmasked: Corruption in the West. Cockcroft reflected on…

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    Promoting Inclusive and Accountable Public Services in Asia and the Pacific

    At the Asian Development Bank's 50th Annual Meetings, Partnership for Transparency and World Vision hosted Promoting Inclusive Accountable Public Services in Asia and the Pacific ...

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    “What’s Next for the Anti-Corruption Agenda?” Celebrating PTF’s First 15 Years

    On February 17, 2016, the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) celebrated 15 years of supporting civil society organizations (CSOs) in developing countries that work to promote citizen demand for transparency, accountability and good governance ...

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    Citizen Engagement in Health Service Delivery: Exploring Approaches and Outcomes

    The Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) hosted a seminar November 3, 2016 to explore the experience of citizen engagement in health service delivery. Representatives from USAID and the World Bank participated as discussants ...

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    World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum – Civil Society and Development: Six Global Trends and Lessons from Nigeria

    On October 7, 2016 the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) co-sponsored a panel at the World Bank’s Civil Society Policy Forum entitled “Civil Society and Development: Six Global Trends and Lessons from Nigeria.” PTF, along with the Africa Middle East…

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    Enhancing Development Impact, Sustainability and Ownership of Development Projects through Citizen Engagement: Lessons from the CARTA Program

    The Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) hosted a seminar on June 23, 2016 with Citizen Action for Results, Transparency and Accountability (CARTA) Program Director, Tjaarda Storm van Leeuwen, highlighting the achievements and lessons learned from the pilot program implemented in…

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    Practitioner Oriented Research Collaborations in Practice

    On May 19th, PTF joined the MIT Governance Lab (MIT Gov-Lab) and Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Governance (CCAGG) to share experiences surrounding a joint effort to encourage citizen monitoring of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programs in the Philippines…

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    New Frontiers in Citizen Engagement in World Bank Projects

    On May 19th, the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) participated in a panel discussion on “New Frontiers in Citizen Engagement in World Bank Projects” at the annual GPSA Global Partners Forum, hosted by the World Bank. PTF Project Advisors Fred…

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    PTF Chief Technical Adviser Vinay Bhargava Presents Preliminary Findings of “Civil Society & Development: Global Trends”

    Civil society’s place in development has changed significantly over the last 15 years. PTF has analyzed several global trends concerning these changes and their implications for various stakeholders in a forthcoming publication, Civil Society & Development: Global Trends. On April…

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    Using Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability Approaches in Mitigating Fraud, Errors and Corruption in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

    On February 9, the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF), the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, and the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice at the World Bank held a discussion on "Using Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability Approaches in Mitigating…

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    John Nellis on “What’s Next for the Anti-Corruption Agenda?”

    On February 17, 2016, I attended an event celebrating 15 years of operation of the Washington-based Partnership for Transparency Fund. The PTF, founded by former staff members of the World Bank, promotes “transparent, accountable and effective government through citizen-led action.”…

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    THE FUTURE OF OGP: HOW TO PROMOTE EFFECTIVE CO-OPERATION WITH SDG #16?

    Over the last 15 years, the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) has been at the forefront of innovation to improve governance, increase transparency, promote the rule of law and reduce corruption. In our goal to support developing country CSOs fighting…

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    Promoting Accountability Through Independent Third Party Monitoring: Results and Lessons from South Asia

    2015 World Bank Spring Meetings: Civil Society Policy Forum  Friday, April 17, 2015 2:00p – 3:30p World Bank – I Building 1850 I St NW Room: I 2 – 210 Washington, DC 20431 Donors are increasingly recognizing the benefits of…

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    Effective People-Powered Accountability: Lessons from PTF Experience

    On October 9th, PTF’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Vinay Bhargava, participated in a panel sponsored by CIVICUS focused on harnessing information and Communications Technology (ICT) to monitor and shape development progress through people-powered accountability ...

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    PTF Shares Experience on Constructive Engagement between Governments and CSOs in East Asia

    On July 14th, PTF's Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Vinay Bhargava, moderated an Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Government of the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank on “Constructive Engagement Processes between Governments and Civil Society Organizations…

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    PTF Urges Increased ADB Support for Citizen-led Programs to Improve Governance

    In a presentation to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on July 10, 2014, Vinay Bhargava called for increased support for citizen-led programs. He specifically drew from examples of PTF supported projects where everyday citizens successfully demanded basic health benefits in…

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    PTF Launches Barry Metzger Rule of Law Initiative

    On May 14, 2014, the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) launched the Barry Metzger Rule of Law Initiative at the law offices of Baker & McKenzie in Washington, DC. The initiative is designed to respect the humanitarian and legal values that PTF founder and board member Barry…

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    World Bank promotes citizen action to help fight corruption and poverty

    PTF’s Board Chair, Anabel Cruz, and Chief Technical Adviser, Vinay Bhargava, were quoted in an article written by Stella Dawson on citizen-led anti-corruption interventions. Anabel Cruz “warned of fatigue among poor citizens over efforts to engage them in the development process,…

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    PTF Chief Technical Adviser Vinay Bhargava to Host Two Seminars in Switzerland

    PTF Chief Technical Adviser to speak at two seminars in Switzerland to discuss PTF's work and the new book Citizens Against Corruption: Report from the Frontline by PTF co-founder and former president Pierre Landell-Mills. The first seminar titled “Is Supporting…

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    Pierre-Landell Mills to discuss Citizens Against Corruption at OpenGovHub BBL – TOMORROW 6/12

    Join us tomorrow at the OpenGov Hub for a special Brown-Bag Lunch (BBL) session with Pierre Landell-Mills, co-founder and former president of PTF, who will present his new book Citizens Against Corruption – Report from the Frontline. According to Landell-Mills,…

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    PTF at ADB Annual Meeting, New Delhi

    PTF Board Director Dante de los Angeles chaired a PTF seminar at the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank on May 5, 2013 in New Delhi: "How Civil Society Empowerment Improves Governance and Development Results of Public Service Delivery" on…

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    How Civic Media can help citizens fight corruption

    Last week I was honored to be a guest speaker at the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab in Boston (click to read the live blog from the event). You may be wondering what is civic media.…

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    PTF Chief Technical Adviser Vinay Bhargava to Speak at MIT

    Corruption, a universal problem, victimizes the poor bottom billion of the global population. These poor are bypassed by trickle-down growth strategies. They suffer chronic poverty. Corruption robs them of services and social safety benefits intended to alleviate their plight. Decades…

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    PTF Hosts South Asia Workshop

    From November 29th to December 2nd, PTF hosted a peer learning and knowledge sharing workshop in Jaipur, India. The workshop was focused on engaging citizens in fighting against corruption in Asia. An array of civil society actors from across South…

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    What happened when 38 CSOs from 8 countries got together and exchanged experiences in engaging citizens against corruption?

    Government accountability, right to information laws as a more effective tool than bribery, youth groups exposing use of sub standard materials in road construction, pregnant women getting the benefit of hospital services without paying bribes were just a few of…

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