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PTF Celebrates the International Day of Democracy

Supports youth in demanding good governance, transparency, and the rule of law in developing democracies

Over the past 14 years, the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) has supported civil society activists in developing democracies working to engage citizens in the demand for good governance. Our experience has proven the value of this year’s International Day of Democracy  theme – “engaging young people on democracy.”

We’ve worked with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (http://www.svym.org/) in India to encourage citizen demand for corruption-free service delivery, the Youth Agenda (http://www.youthagenda.org) in Kenya to promote action against petty corruption in education systems through SMS, and the Assembly of Youths for a Sustainable Environment and Development (http://asyoused.wordpress.com) in Cameroon to empower local communities to reduce corruption and improve its governance outcomes  at the local level.

These overwhelming positive experiences have influenced our ongoing support of youth activists and movements around the world. Our current portfolio of grantees include the following:

PTF is engaging youth at home as well. Wondering how you or someone you know can get involved? Attend the PTF/ADB sponsored event at the World Bank’s Youth Summit on October 7th, intern with us, or simply get in touch to share your views and explore volunteer opportunities.