Emphasizing locally-led approaches, our programs focus on citizen action on the most pressing issues in their communities – from access to medicine to road construction, water supplies or public schools. Through technical and financial assistance, PTF and its affiliates have supported the efforts of more than 250 CSOs across the globe. Our universal principles, adaptable methods and knowledge resources make our approach applicable in communities far beyond our scope.

The cost of corruption is in education is high. The end result is limited access to – and poor quality of – education, and a social acceptance of corruption through a corrupted education system.  PTF projects in education have addressed problems of governance, poor transparency and corruption in four main areas: (i) use of school resources; (ii) school construction; (iii) procurement and delivery of textbooks and other school supplies; and (iv) professional misconduct related to student admissions, examinations and teacher hiring.