Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) 


Since 2007, KPMG has been the programme manager of DFID’s Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF), a high profile, £130 million fund providing support to 38 leading civil society organisations whose activities are linked to more than 1,000 local partners in over 100 countries. The fund was designed to help citizens hold their governments to account by strengthening the wide range of groups that can empower and support them. It enables 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.


KPMG established grant-making procedures for this programme, from calls for proposals to developing evaluation criteria and disbursing funds to grantees. Through technical support and a programme-wide Learning and Impact Strategy, we have had significant impact on empowering citizens by strengthening the capacity of civil society to represent their interests and to hold governments to account.


To learn more about the GTF, read our most recent annual report. To learn more about impact of and learning from the GTF, click here.


The countries where various GTF programmes have implemented activities are shown in the map below.


To learn more about the programmes that received GTF funding click the names of the organisations below:


Learning and Impact