Partnership for Transparency

North America, SDG16.1, SDGs


About Partnership for Transparency (PTF) Our mission is to advance citizen-led approaches to improve governance, increase transparency, promote the rule of law and reduce corruption in developing and emerging countries. We strengthen local civil society organizations (CSOs) to constructively engage authorities. We provide technical assistance, networking, knowledge & learning, and strategic advice to local CSOs, peer organizations and multilateral development banks seeking to engage citizen for accountable, sustainable development.

Commitment Summary PTF’s large network of CSO partners, repository of 18 years of anti-corruption projects, strong relationship with MDBs, and unique structure as a volunteer-led organization (mostly former MDB staff), position it well to advance the vision recognized in the Agenda 2030 framework, though not yet ubiquitous, of civil society as a key development partner in achieving SDG 16. PTF will draw on its strengths in knowledge and learning, its relationships with organizations in the TAP field, and understanding of Multilateral Development Banks to promote and enhance the role of civil society in achieving SDG 16 through knowledge products, events and conferences.

Full Commitment In order to deliver on commitments made to the TAP network, PTF will:

  • Provide support of CSO capacity building in Myanmar for civic engagement in development policies and programs including those for SDG 16.
  • Spearhead the preparation of a paper on the role of CSOs in contributing to enhanced public sector governance goals and targets in SDG 16.
  • Assist with the organization of events and seminars at multilateral development banks’ (e.g. World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank) on the subject of CSO roles and contributions in promoting transparency, accountability and participation in development policies and programs.
  • Encourage the promotion of SDG 16 through PTF’s Anti-Corruption Forum, the only Washington DC area event forum exclusively devoted to covering topics of anti-corruption