Robert Liebenthal

Robert Liebenthal is a development economist and manager with more than 40 years of management and field experience covering Africa, Europe and Central Asia, as well as global and institutional policy issues.   From 1975 to 2002, he worked at the World Bank, where he held various professional and management positions. Since retiring from the Bank and moving back to Zambia, he has worked as a consultant for the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank, GIZ (the German technical assistance agency), the Zambian Government, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has served on the board of African Life Financial Services Ltd and Zambia Analysis, a magazine on economics and business in Zambia. He was co-editor of the book, Attacking Poverty in Africa, a collection of case studies for the Beijing Conference on Poverty in 2006. From 2009 to 2011, he was National Coordinator for the Millennium Challenge Account – Zambia, a unit under the Ministry of Finance responsible for preparing Zambia’s proposed investment programme for support by the Millennium Challenge Corporation. From January 2011 to May 2015, he was Vice-President of the Economics Association of Zambia. He recently retired from the position of Senior Country Advisor (part-time) for Zambia for the International Growth Centre, a research network based at the London School of Economics and Oxford University. He is a Senior Associate of the African Centre for Economic Transformation, based in Accra Ghana.

Sarah Little

Sarah is the Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for Transparency Fund Africa (PTF-Africa), working with donors, partners, and volunteers to fund, implement and evaluate programs across the continent. Sarah founded PTF-Africa after managing programs and communications at the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) headquarters in Washington, DC. Prior to joining PTF, Sarah worked at Gender Action, managing a program to reduce gender inequalities produced by the Medupi Power Station in South Africa and serving as CSO observer on the Climate Investment Fund's (CIF) Strategic Climate Fund Committee. Sarah has also managed communications for the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Council on Human Rights. She holds a BA in Political Science, with a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies, from American University and an MA in Democratic Governance from the University of Cape Town.

Our Volunteers

We engage PTF’s network of highly experienced international development specialists from various institutions, NGOs and government agencies who offer their experiences pro-bono. Those Advisers working on programs in Africa are listed here. Click the button below to see the full list.

  • Adwale Omoniyi
  • Adriana De Leva
  • Aloysius Ordu
  • Arif Zulfiqar
  • Barbara Kafka
  • Bill Corcoran
  • Bill Friar
  • Chris Redfern
  • Christiaan Poortman
  • Daniel Ritchie
  • Donal O’Leary
  • Elizabeth Adu
  • Ellie Schreiber
  • Frank McNerney
  • Geoff Opio
  • Hadi Abushakra
  • Jonas Mbwangue
  • Jane Schubert
  • Nightingale Rukuba-Ngaiza
  • Nnamdi Nwachukwu
  • Jeff Kaas
  • Judith Edstrom
  • Robert Liebenthal
  • Norman Hicks
  • Pietronella van den Oever
  • Richard Stern
  • Roger Sullivan
  • Tjaarda Storm van Leeuwen
  • Willem Struben
When you join us you will have the opportunity to use your expertise to support people fighting the devastating impacts of corruption.