Citizens Monitoring of Public Services

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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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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How is Social Accountability received in countries of East Africa where corruption is the norm?

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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Expanding Civil Society Contributions to the Governance Agendas of Sustainable Development Goals and International Financial Institutions

Expanding Civil Society Contributions to the Governance Agendas of Sustainable Development Goals and International Financial Institutions is a resource to understand the potential contribution of civil society and provide recommendations for how it can be realized. The report examines the various roles CSOs play in improving government transparency, accountability and…...

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PTF Signs Grant Agreement with IDRF and YSD to Expand Health Transparency Initiative in India

The India Development Relief Fund (IDRF) has partnered with PTF to play a leading role in three Health Transparency Initiatives (HTIs) in India. The first, a Quality Improvement of Public Health Services in Thrissur, Kerala, India is being implementing by the CSO, Jananeethi, over 3 years (2018- 2020). The first…...

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Social Accountability in Action: Illustrations of PRAN’s work in Nepal (2009-2012)

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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