Governance and Transparency Fund
- Department for International Development
- 26 August 2014
- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Empowerment and accountability, Girls and women, and Peace and access to justice
- Eligible organisations:
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and UK-based non-profit organisations
The GTF was designed to help citizens hold their governments to account by strengthening the wide range of groups that can empower and support them.
The ability of citizens to make their voices heard and hold their governments to account is central to good government. Its absence allows an environment in which corruption can flourish and citizens are unable to assess the decisions of their leaders or make informed choices about who they elect to serve as their representatives.
Thirty-eight organisations were selected for funding in 2008. Their activities covered a wide range of governance issues and were linked to around 1,000 local organisations in over 100 countries.
The GTF helped increase the voice of ordinary citizens around the world. It assisted local organisations such as the National Taxpayers Association to improve access to education in rural communities by monitoring local government spending on school construction in Kenya. It also enabled international organisations like Amnesty International, Global Witness and Water Aid to work with civil society partners on issues concerning human rights, natural resource management and access to basic services for disadvantaged communities.
How to apply
All funding decisions have been taken and there are no plans to issue any further calls for proposals.
Background information on the fund
Details of GTF programmes are available here.
- Development Tracker - Detailed information on the fund
The Inclusive Societies Department (ISD) is responsible for the GTF.
Contact - Mike Battcock
Telephone: 01355 84 3413
Published: 26 August 2014
Countries: Afghanistan Bangladesh Burma Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana India Kenya Kyrgyzstan Liberia Malawi Mozambique Nepal Nigeria The Occupied Palestinian Territories Pakistan Rwanda Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Sudan South Sudan Tajikistan Tanzania Uganda Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe