GTF Learning Library  

Throughout the 5 year duration of the GTF, grant holders produced numerous reports and learning papers with valuable insights on their programme's methodology, impact, and sustainability. This library features publications chosen by the grant holders for this website. You can sort the table below by clicking on the column headings. You can also use the keyword search in the upper right corner.


The views expressed in the documents are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the views of KPMG.

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Description

Country

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Integrity Action Working Paper Number 2: The Fix-Rate

 

This working paper makes the case for Integrity Action’s fix-rate approach as a key metric for work in the transparency and accountability field.

Multi-Country

Integrity Action

Integrity Action Case Study: Al-Ram Lights

New street lighting has been installed on one of Palestine’s accident hotspots after a civil society campaign encouraged 20% more residents to pay their taxes.

Palestine

Integrity Action

Integrity Action Case Study: Herat School

Training community-based monitors received from Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) has guaranteed that Jebraieel High School in Herat province will be educating children for years to come.

Afghanistan

Integrity Action

Integrity Action Case Study: Lunga Lunga Water

Volunteer community monitors helped reinstate local water supply for villagers in Kenya.

Kenya

Integrity Action

Integrity Action Case Study: Naryn Rubbish

Over the past four years, Naryn council’s rubbish collection enterprise has completely overhauled its procedures.

Kyrgyzstan

Integrity Action

GDN Discussion Paper: Cost Effectiveness in the Water and Sanitation Sector

This paper describes how a policy analyst can apply Cost Effectiveness Analysis to the task of evaluating competing projects in the water and sanitation sector.

Multi-Country
 

Global Development Network

GDN Research Paper: An Optimal Tobacco Tax

The main objective of this work is to find the optimal specific tobacco tax that will at least cover the amount that the Mexican society (including the government) spends in correcting the externalities of the industry in question.

Mexico
 

Global Development Network

GDN Research Paper: Policy Simulation of Measles Immunization Programs

This study conducts a policy simulation exercise on two measles immunization programs: free immunization against measles along with media awareness campaign and free immunization against measles with house-to-house campaign.

Nigeria
 

Global Development Network

GDN Research Paper: Complementary Policies to Increase Poor People's Access to Higher Education

This paper provides a policy simulation that compares two programs – private tutoring voucher and conditional cash transfer – to complement the Bidik Misi scholarship to boost the number of poor students eligible for the support.

Indonesia
 

Global Development Network

GDN Research Paper: Intercultural Bilingual Education Program for Better Performance in Schools

This study describes the design and the ex-ante evaluation of an Intercultural Bilingual Education Program in the Amazon Region in Peru.

Peru

Global Development Network

Rethinking social accountability in Africa: lessons from the Mwananchi Programme

Despite economic progress in Africa, inequality is slowing the rate at which growth can deliver better services for poor people. This report discusses lessons learned from the programme and what they mean for designing and carrying out projects which change the rules of the game in favour of poor people. 

Multi-Country
 

Overseas Development Institute

Mwananchi Rethinking Social Accountabillity: A Visual Summary

A visual summary of the key messages of the major report of learning from the Mwananchi Programme: Rethinking social accountability in Africa. 

Multi-Country

Overseas Development Institute

Significant change stories from Liu Lathu, the Mwananchi Programme in Malawi

Presents stories of change from each of the grant partners of the Mwananchi programme in Malawi, Liu Lathu. 

Malawi
 

Overseas Development Institute

The Mwananchi Ghana Experience: A Summary

The report reflects on the experience of each grant partner and discusses their work, successes and challenges. It is a celebration not only of the partners individual achievements, but also of the spirit of cooperation which characterised the programme. 

Ghana
 

Overseas Development Institute

Citizen voice and state accountability: towards theories of change that embrace contextual dynamics

ODI working paper providing a critical analysis of a series of citizen voice and accountability cases from the Mwananchi programme. 

Multi-Country

Overseas Development Institute

Living Earth Case Study: The Role of the Accountability Corps in the GTF Project

A group of volunteers, nurtured within the Good Governance in the Niger Delta project, who are working to assert communities’ rights and development needs. The Accountability Corps gives a focus for putting hard questions to government constructively.

Niger

 

Living Earth

Living Earth Case Study: AA Peaceworks East/West Road Flood Reconstruction Advocacy

Highlighting the power of social media as an advocacy tool for demanding prompt action by government in the aftermath of flooding in 2012. The campaign attracted international attention which added to the pressure on government to repair vital roads.

Niger

Living Earth

Living Earth Case Study: Provision of Seedlings and Cassava Stems

Demand systems established by the GTF project – the Accountability Corps and Good Governance Forums – were critical in securing local government contributions towards rehabilitation in the wake of the 2012 flood.

Niger

Living Earth

Living Earth Case Study: Challenges of Long Term Projects in Fluid Political Contexts

A reflection on the context of political instability in which the Good Governance in the Niger Delta project operated.

Niger
 

Living Earth

Getting Started with Governance

This handbook explores the processes and challenges involved in creating strong community-based organisations that are able to engage in governance advocacy based on the experiences of the WaterAid/Freshwater Action Network GTF programme.

Multi-Country
 

WaterAid

Power Analysis Tools for WASH Governance

Based on the experience of WaterAid and Freshwater Action Network’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) GTF programme, this handbook looks at the value of power analysis in the design of governance strategies and provides practical exercises.

Multi-Country

WaterAid

Networks and WASH Governance Advocacy

This handbook looks at the WaterAid/Freshwater Action Network’s GTF programme experience of the role of networks in delivering better governance, better policies and better services for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). 

Multi-Country

WaterAid

Engagement and Advocacy for Better WASH Governance

Based on the experience of WaterAid and Freshwater Action Network’s GTF programme, this handbook explores some of the tools, methods and approaches for successful engagement with governments, and other key stakeholders, to achieve good water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) governance. 

Multi-Country

WaterAid

Sustainability in WASH Governance Programmes

Based on experience from WaterAid/Freshwater Action Network (FAN)’s Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) programme, this handbook explores the elements needed to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) governance and make it sustainable. 

Multi-Country

WaterAid

People Living with HIV Stigma Index in Kenya

This report provides a tool that measures and detects changing trends in relation to stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV in Kenya. 

Kenya
 

Global Network of People Living with HIV

Greater Involvement of People Living with AIDS (GIPA) Country Assessment: Nigeria

An advocacy tool designed to gather information on the level of application of the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) principle. 

Nigeria
 

Global Network of People Living with HIV

The Experiences and Needs of LGBTI Living with HIV in Johannesburg, South Africa

A research tool which has been used to evaluate sexual and reproductive health rights of people living with HIV in South Africa. 

South Africa
 

Global Network of People Living with HIV

Human Rights Count! A Country Assessment of People Living with HIV in Ethiopia

 An evidence gathering programme which documents HIV related human rights violations against people living with HIV in Ethiopia. 

Ethiopia
 

Global Network of People Living with HIV

Criminalisation Scan Report: Republic of Moldova

This report documents laws, judicial practices and case studies around the criminalisation of HIV transmission in Moldova. 

Moldova
 

Global Network of People Living with HIV

Annual Transparency Report for the Forest Sector, 2009

This forest transparency report card, the result of collaboration with NGOs from Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and Peru, is the first of its kind. In addition to assessing access to information, the report provides important methodical background chapters. 

Multi-Country
 

Global Witness

Annual Transparency Report for the Forest Sector 2012

The most recent annual transparency report card uses ‘traffic lights’ ratings to assesses access to forest sector information and decision-making in seven countries: Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia and Peru. 

Multi-Country

Global Witness

Logging in the shadows: how vested interests abuse shadow permits to evade forest sector reforms

A Making the Forest Sector Transparent policy analysis of a largely hidden pattern of abuse in four African countries, in which logging permits designed to promote small businesses and meet local needs are being allocated to industrial logging companies. 

Multi-Country

Global Witness

Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) Transparency Gap Analysis 2012

Three studies that analyse legally-binding transparency commitments between the European Union and Cameroon, Ghana and Liberia. The studies form a basis for monitoring a key aspect of these ground-breaking forest governance agreements in future years. 

Multi-Country

Global Witness

Ten key questions to ask your local leaders

This simple leaflet is designed to start a conversation with local elected representatives, traditional leaders, forestry office or a nearby logging company, to provoke transparency and accountability for those who most depend on forest resources. 

Ghana
 

Global Witness

Post-budget Analysis of the National Budget, FY 2009/10

The National Taxpayers Association (NTA) has established a budget analysis working group to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the Government of Kenya’s 2009/2010 budget. The findings are presented in this report. 

Kenya
 

Centre for Governance and Development
 

Budget Transparency and Citizen Participation in Counties in Kenya

NTA launches a guide to empower citizens to actively participate in the County Budget process to enhance prudent use of devolved resources. 

Kenya

Centre for Governance and Development
 

CDF Spotlight: The pleas of constituents to presidential aspirants

NTA audits CDF to provide information to presidential candidates and other members of parliament on the concerns of citizens on badly implemented projects. 

Kenya

Centre for Governance and Development
 

Kenya School Report Card: Pilot Report 2012

NTA empowering parents to take more roles in monitoring the Free Primary Education (FPE) funds to enhance performance in public primary schools. 

Kenya

Centre for Governance and Development
 

A Guide to Reporting Parliament

This guide, assembled by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, provides useful practical advice for journalists entering the field of parliamentary reporting and draws on examples from several countries. 

Multi-Country
 

Westminster Foundation for Democracy
 

Improving Financial Oversight: Guide for Parliamentary Staff

This is a useful training guide for members and staff on effective financial oversight. It gives practical examples of the various tools and approaches that parliaments can use in budgetary and expenditure oversight.  

Multi-Country

Westminster Foundation for Democracy
 

An Introduction to Research Methods

This practical guide for NGOs and CSO’s engaging with Parliaments seeks to maximise their ability to present high quality evidence for consideration by parliamentary committees, and so doing, improves the quality of legislation and oversight.   

Multi-Country

Westminster Foundation for Democracy
 

Three Roles of a Member of Parliament

This book is a good induction tool for new Members of Parliament and sets out responsibilities to their political party, the parliament and constituency. It examines their conflicting pressures and seeks to identify strategies for success in each role.   

Multi-Country

Westminster Foundation for Democracy
 

Human Rights & Parliament: Handbook for Members and Staff

This handbook provides practical guidance on parliament’s role in upholding human rights and ensuring the effective scrutiny of legislation against international human rights norms and standards. It describes resent case studies and provides tools for committees.   

Multi-Country

Westminster Foundation for Democracy
 

Diversion and Non-Custodial Sentencing: Trends and Analysis

This research paper explores the trends in NICRO’s diversion and noncustodial sentencing (NCS) within the period 2009 – 2012. The purpose of this research is to generate greater insight and understanding of the trends and dynamics of both diversion and NCS within the criminal justice system.   

South Africa
 

NICRO
 

The politics of our lives: the Raising Her Voice in Pakistan experience

This report paints a vivid picture of the achievements of 1,500 ‘home grown’ women activists and their ’50 Women Leaders Groups’ (WLGs) offering learning points for all seeking to increase women’s influence in a volatile, complex context.    

Pakistan
 

Oxfam GB
 

Strengthening Governance Programming Through Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

45 RHV partners supporting women’s political participation in 17 countries have tackled Violence Against Women and Girls both as a structural barrier to women’s participation in political life, and as a consequence of effective governance work. This paper shares the strategies that have worked.    

Multi-Country
 

Oxfam GB
 

Raising Her Voice: The power to persuade

This paper summarises the impact, processes and evidence from 5 years’ work around the globe supporting women's voice and influence to strengthen governance and challenge inequalities. As useful for practitioners as decision makers, a governance reference point.    

Multi-Country
 

Oxfam GB
 

An Everest of Courage: Raising Her Voice in Nepal

This report captures the transformational change in women’s lives from ‘baby making machines’ not even called by their own names, to articulate women recognised for their contribution to village development as influential participants in decision making structures.    

Nepal
 

Oxfam GB
 

Raising Her Voice, Breaking the Silence: Honduras Case Study

This report captures the transformational change that RHV in post-coup Honduras has supported over the last 5 years on women's political participation and voice, from increases in municipal budget allocations, greater transparency in the processes and cultures of local decision-making.    

Honduras
 

Oxfam GB
 

Peer Learning Report: Philippines

This reports presents the outcomes of a peer learning workshops that was held in the Philippines looking at the impact that the project has had over the children, community and duty bearers it reached out to.    

Philippines
 

Anti-Slavery International
 

Home Truths: wellbeing and vulnerabilities of child domestic workers

This report looks presents the findings of a multi-country study into the psychosocial wellbeing of child domestic workers conducted in Peru, Costa Rica, Togo, Tanzania, India and Philippines during 2009 with around 3,000 children, mostly between the ages of 10 and 17.    

Multi-Country
 

Anti-Slavery International
 

Listen to Us! Participation of child domestic workers in advocacy

This report focuses on the activities of Advisory Committees (ACs), comprised of current and former Child Domestic Workers, set up to provide a framework which enables them to contribute to and strengthen policy, strategy, outreach and advocacy by project partners.    

Multi-Country

Anti-Slavery International
 

Small grants, big change – Influencing policy and practice for child domestic workers

ASI’s focus has sought to build civil society capacity and empower child domestic workers themselves to play a central role in defining solutions to their individual and collective needs. The purpose of this report is to learn from these efforts - and in particular from the realization of a small grant scheme (SGS).    

Multi-Country

Anti-Slavery International
 

Value for Money Briefing

Christian Aid’s approach is weighted towards effectiveness (the results achieved for a given investment) and equity (who is included/who benefits from these results), rather than economy (the total cost of an activity) or efficiency (the cost per ‘unit’ of activity).    

Multi-Country

Christian Aid
 

Sierra Leone case study on women in leadership

This report focuses on the project in Sierra Leone to increase women's representation in elected public positions in the Kailahun District.    

Sierra Leone
 

Christian Aid
 

Open Budget Survey 2012

The 2012 Open Budget Survey measures the state of budget transparency, participation, and oversight in 100 countries around the world. It consists of 125 questions and is completed by independent researchers in the countries assessed.    

Multi-Country

International Budget Partnership
 

Budget Transparency and Child Nutrition

In order to track whether we are making progress in reducing child mortality, citizens and child rights monitors need access to information from their governments. This study set out to establish the degree of budget transparency in five African countries in relation to one critical issue: child nutrition.     

Multi-Country

International Budget Partnership
 

The Power of Making it Simple: a Government Guide to Developing Citizens Budgets

The Power of Making It Simple draws on the experiences of governments that have produced Citizens Budgets, as well as on the IBP’s experience mentoring governments. It provides step-by-step guidance to governments on producing a Citizens Budget and includes suggestions on how to meet challenges.     

Multi-Country

International Budget Partnership
 

Guide to transparency in public finance: Looking beyond the core budget

This companion guide goes beyond previous guides to examine other areas of public finance that are less well understood and vulnerable to shielding from public scrutiny. These areas include: Extra-budgetary Funds, Tax Expenditures, Quasi-fiscal Activities, Contingent Liabilities, and Future Liabilities.     

Multi-Country

International Budget Partnership
 

First chapter of the book “The political economy of transparency, participation and accountability”

In this chapter, we begin by summarizing the relevant literature on fiscal transparency, participation, and accountability. We examine cross-country evidence through statistical and comparative studies, looking for conditions that are associated with higher levels of budget transparency.     

Multi-Country

International Budget Partnership
 

Consolidated Report CAC Programme

This document shows a comparative picture of the 12 Citizens Against Corruption (CAC) projects in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Orissa in India based on the assessment of their performance at the end of the project period.     

India
 

International Budget Partnership
 

"Citizens Against Corruption" Final Evaluation

The FE has been able to engage with over three-quarters of CAC grantees. The main FE conclusion is its confidence that the CAC programme represents high value for money, impressive innovation, and valuable support to civil society in fighting corruption.     

Multi-Country
 

Partnership for Transparency Fund
 

Citizens Fighting Corruption: Results and Lessons of an Innovative Pilot Program in India

This paper synthesises the results in the first 18 months (2009-10) of the pilot Citizens Against Corruption (CAC) programme that is helping reduce corruption in India’s social safety net schemes using innovative approaches.      

Multi-Country

Partnership for Transparency Fund
 

Promoting Transparency and Inclusion in Extra-Budgetary Fund Collection and Expenditure Allocation by Schools in Armenia

Armenia’s secondary schools regularly collect extra-budgetary funds outside and in addition to the budget allocated to them by the government. Assessments of corruption vulnerabilities at this local level of resource generation encouraged Partnership & Teaching NGO (P&T) to start the ‘Transparent and Accountable School’ project      

Armenia
 

Partnership for Transparency Fund
 

Engaging Citizens against Corruption in Asia: Approaches, Results, and Lessons

This report summarizes how civil society organizations across Asia, supported by PTF, have successfully tackled corruption over the past decade.      

Multi-Country

Partnership for Transparency Fund
 

Natural Resource Governance, Empowerment and Poverty Reduction

This document was developed through a review of existing project learning and other documents. Some of these documents (i.e. in Sri Lanka) incorporated learning and reflection by IUCN and partners. The first section examines learning on various aspects of natural resources governance, followed by a section focusing on project implementation, planning and management lessons, and concludes with suggestions on possible future niches for IUCN in the natural resources (NR) governance arena.      

Multi-Country

International Union for Conservation of Nature
 

Case Study of Civic Participation in Budget Processes

This one and half paged case study highlights how influential lobbying and advocacy by ordinary citizens can be to the national resource allocation.      

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network
 

The Local Government Gender Budgeting Experience

ZWRCN recognized the need to cascade gender budgeting in Zimbabwe from the national level to the local level after the realisation that local government is a crucial institution for change as this is where service delivery occurs, public decisions are made and resources allocated, directly affecting the daily lives of impoverished communities.      

Zimbabwe
 

Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network
 

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2013

The 2013 Gender Protocol Barometer is the fifth in the Barometer series, a landmark year for tracking, naming and shaming, in the crucial countdown to 2015 to meeting the Protocol's 28 targets and MDG 3.      

Multi-Country

Gender Links

 

Gender Based Violence Indicators Botswana

The GBV Indicators Botswana Study provides a set of comprehensive data on all forms of GBV, both intimate partner violence and non-partner violence.      

Botswana
 

Gender Links

 

Gender and Media Progress Study South Africa

This study, which monitored more than 33 000 news items, surveys general media practice looking specifically at whether journalists gather news and information from a diversity of sources and includes an analysis of two topics that are timely, relevant and affect a large majority of women and men - gender violence and HIV and AIDS.    

Multi-Country

Gender Links

 

Voices

Through Joining Forces for Voice and Accountability —or Voices— advocates from 11 countries secured a total of 110 policy changes that expand access to vital sexual and reproductive health services and rights, directly impacting the health and well-being of 62 million individuals.    

Multi-Country

International Planned Parenthood Federation

 

Sharing responsibility: governance in the midst of conflict

This paper focuses on work to improve government accountability and responsiveness in conflict-affected countries through increased public participation carried out by Conciliation Resources with local partners in the Mano River Union subregion, northern Uganda and South Sudan, the Georgian-Abkhaz context and Fiji.    

Multi-Country

Conciliation Resources


 

Strengthening local capacities to improve governance, accountability and public participation in six border districts in the Mano River Union countries

Drawing on relationships developed with civil society partners in West Africa since 1996, Conciliation Resources has been able to engage with marginalised communities in developing an in-depth conflict analysis and identifying potential routes to sustained peace. This report has been drawn from shared learning sessions between Conciliation Resources and its partners and highlights processes and lessons learnt in implementing the project.    

Uganda and South Sudan

Conciliation Resources

 

Learning from DFID's Governance and Transparency Fund: Tools, methods and approaches

This is the first in a series of papers aimed primarily at Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) grant holders and their partners as well as others who are interested in learning from DFID’s £131 million fund. This paper draws on examples from the 38 GTF programmes implementing a diverse range of activities in over 100 countries. This paper’s focus is how tools, methods and approaches have been applied to design better governance and transparency programmes around the world.    

Multi-Country

Triple Line in association with KPMG


 

GTF Learning Paper: Communications, Civil Society, and Governance

By reviewing GTF grantholders’ experiences and activities, this Learning Paper aims to highlight ways in which civil society and the media can and are working together to improve transparency and accountability, as well as documenting instances of emerging good practice. In doing so, it hopes to add to the growing evidence base for the continued support of media-focused activities in the governance field and to demonstrate the breadth of work being implemented in this area across the GTF.    

Multi-Country

KPMG


 

GTF Learning Paper: Civil Society and Fragile States

This paper articulates DFID’s “Building Peaceful States and Societies” approach and uses its framework of four objectives to assess the impact civil society as represented by GTF grantholders are having in the fragile states in which they work.    

Multi-Country

KPMG

 

GTF Learning Paper: The Battle Against Corruption

When the assault is led by a vanguard within civil society, using freedom of information weapons and reinforcements are provided by an independent media fanning the flames of public opinion, corruption can be beaten. This article highlights some of the weapons and tactics used to battle corruption by drawing on evidence from the DFID Governance and Transparency Fund.    

Multi-Country

KPMG