Citizens Monitoring of Public Services

Partnership for Transparency Strategy – 2023 to 2026

Washington, DC-based Partnership for Transparency (PTF) launched its 2023 to 2026 strategy to strengthen support for civil society organizations as they lead the fight to counter corruption in their countries. The new strategy defines PTF’s mission to support innovative civil society organization-led and related approaches to reduce corruption, increase transparency,…...

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Enhancing Citizen-Driven Delivery and Accountability in IDA Operations

Many CSOs from around the world, while supporting the largest ever replenishment - $93 billion for the IDA 20 cycle (July 2022-June 2025) –called for International Development Association (IDA) to establish a civil society organization (CSO) window for funding independent monitoring by local CSOs during the IDA funded project liefecycle…...

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Civil Society Monitoring in the Health Sector

Hundreds of millions of people have to pay bribes when using public services. This situation has not improved for more than a decade. There is a strong case for rethinking the current anti-corruption approaches in which funding for anti-corruption and good governance programs is overwhelmingly allocated to government efforts (supply…...

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PTF Call for a Supranational Initiative for Corruption-Free Delivery of Services to the World’s Most Vulnerable

Hundreds of millions of people have to pay bribes when using public services. This situation has not improved for more than a decade. There is a strong case for rethinking the current anti-corruption approaches in which funding for anti-corruption and good governance programs is overwhelmingly allocated to government efforts (supply…...

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Monitoring Public Procurement: A Guide for Civil Society

Hundreds of millions of people have to pay bribes when using public services. This situation has not improved for more than a decade. There is a strong case for rethinking the current anti-corruption approaches in which funding for anti-corruption and good governance programs is overwhelmingly allocated to government efforts (supply…...

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Compliance Toolkit for Start-ups in India

In India, start-up businesses constitute a significant and active share of the economy. While development and growth are to be encouraged, they must also be regulated. The acceleration and expansion of start-ups are often hampered by internal and external challenges, including the lack of compliance with government regulations. This can…...

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Engaging Civil Society Organizations to Enhance the Effectiveness of COVID-19 Response

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) contracted the Partnership for Transparency to write a governance brief titled “Engaging Civil Society Organizations to Enhance the Effectiveness of COVID-19 Response Programs in Asia and the Pacific.” The brief, authored by Vinay Bhargava, PTF’s chief technical adviser, was published by the ADB in March…...

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Grassroots Governance Project: Final Report

The Expanded Grassroots Governance project is a development or offshoot of an earlier project implemented by Bantay.ph in two pilot areas: Norzagaray, Bulacan and Bago City (Negros Occidental) in 2015- 2016. The external evaluation of the project concluded that Bantay.ph was able to develop the Grassroots Governance initiative into an…...

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The PEACE Project: Promoting Equitable and Accountable Civil Engagement in Myanmar

This report reviews social accountability work of 19 CSOs working in many VDCs (Village Development Committees) in 25 very different Municipalities and Districts of Nepal, using 15 different kinds of social accountability mechanisms in three themes. The report is intended to stimulate thought about how social accountability works in practice…...

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Improving Transparency and Effectiveness of Public Procurement in Ukraine through Cooperation with Civil Society

This report reviews social accountability work of 19 CSOs working in many VDCs (Village Development Committees) in 25 very different Municipalities and Districts of Nepal, using 15 different kinds of social accountability mechanisms in three themes. The report is intended to stimulate thought about how social accountability works in practice…...

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