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Going Vertical: Citizen-led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines
Going Vertical: Citizen-led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines

The Philippines has a long history of state–society engagement to introduce reforms in government and politics. Forces from civil society and social movements have interfaced with reform-oriented leaders in government on a range of social accountability initiatives – to make governance more responsive, to introduce policy reforms, and to make government more accountable.

 
Mobilising Citizens for Transparency and Accountability in Education through Textbook Count: Case Study Summary
Mobilising Citizens for Transparency and Accountability in Education through Textbook Count

This case study summary reflects on some of processes, mechanisms, actors and activities at play at various stages and levels of the programme, which made it possible for civil society monitoring to cover all the Textbook Delivery Programme’s possible vulnerabilities to corruption and inefficiency. It attempts to unbundle processes at every level, and measure the intensity of the actions/tactics per level using vertical integration as a framework for analysis.

 
Campaigning for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Case Study Summary
Campaigning for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous peoples have a rich and long history of struggle, and the case study of campaigning for indigenous peoples’ rights examines the work of the Teduray Lambangian Women’s Organisation Inc. (TLWOI), a federation of community-based organizations which is fighting for the rights of indigenous women in Mindanao.

 
Campaigning for Agrarian Reform in the Bondoc Peninsula: Case Study Summary
Campaigning for Agrarian Reform in the Bondoc Peninsula

The case study focuses on the organizing efforts of two national agrarian reform networks, the Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (known as RIGHTS Network) and the Movement for Agrarian Reform and Social Justice (Katarungan), and their campaign with local farmers’ organizations on the Bondoc Peninsula.

 
Advancing Reproductive Health Rights: Case Study Summary
Advancing Reproductive Health Rights

The case study examines the work of the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN) to push for the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill, despite stiff opposition from the highly influential Catholic Church.

 
Enhancing Women’s Representation in Local Special Bodies Toward a Gender-Responsive and Performing Local Governance in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Enhancing Women’s Representation in Local Special Bodies Toward a Gender-Responsive and Performing Local Governance in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

This paper looks into the gender-responsiveness of local governance in the ARMM and presents propositions to enhance the representation of women in local special bodies in the region.

 
Ateneo FactCheck 2016
Ateneo FactCheck 2016

FactCheck 2016, as in the previous elections, probed candidate’s position, platform and track record on key issues and agenda identified through consultations with organizations at the local and national levels.

 
Understanding Governance Reforms in "Fragile" Societies: The Case of Bottom-Up Budgeting in ARRM
Understanding Governance Reforms in "Fragile" Societies: The Case of Bottom-Up Budgeting in ARRM

This paper focuses on the central question: How do governance reforms happen (or not happen) in “fragile” or post-conflict societies?

 
Opening Government? The Case of the Philippines in the Open Government Partnership
Opening Government? The Case of the Philippines in the Open Government Partnership

This study explores whether and how Philippine open government reformers have been able to leverage the Open Government Partnership (OGP) mechanisms, processes, spaces, and assistance to improve government responsiveness and accountability.

 
Expenditure Monitoring in the Philippines: A Rapid Scan of the Experience (Draft)
Expenditure Monitoring in the Philippines: A Rapid Scan of the Experience (Draft)

The attempt of civil society to venture into expenditure monitoring is a huge challenge. It is a new terrain that involves technicalities and requires access to critical processes and documents of the government.

 
Building Water Governance: A Guide to Citizens' Monitoring of Local Water Governance through Public Finance Process
Building Water Governance: A Guide to Citizens' Monitoring of Local Water Governance through Public Finance Process

This guidebook gives the citizens’ monitoring team, which we will call the Integrity Watch, a framework on how to assess the processes undertaken by the LGU and the WSP in water service provision. This guidebook is based on actual experiences of other citizens monitoring groups. It has been crafted using Human Rights-Based Approach to organization and development within the water sector, consistent with the MDGF 1919’s mainstreaming of HRBA.

 

 
G-Watch in Local Governance: A Manual on the Application of G-Watch in Monitoring Local Service Delivery
G-Watch in Local Governance: A Manual on the Application of G-Watch in Monitoring Local Service Delivery

This is a simple and easy-to-use guide on how to implement a community-based monitoring of local service delivery using the tools and methods developed in the pilot implementation of the G-Watch Localization Project.

 
Monitoring Agriculture: A Guide Based on the Experience of BULHON sa Panguma
Monitoring Agriculture: A Guide Based on the Experience of BULHON sa Panguma

This simple manual will instruct you on how to implement a community-based monitoring initiative for the rice production programs of your Local Government Units (LGU). It will teach you how to use the tools and methods developed during the implementation of BULHON sa Panguma.

 
Monitoring Infrastructure: A Guide Based on the Experience of Tambayayong sa Infrastrakturang Paglambo sa Southern Leyte
Monitoring Infrastructure: A Guide Based on the Experience of Tambayayong sa Infrastrakturang Paglambo sa Southern Leyte

Here is an easy-to-use guide on how to implement a community based monitoring of Infrastructure Projects of a local government unit (LGU) using the tools and methods developed in the implementation of Tambayayong sa Infrastrakturang Paglambo sa Southern Leyte.

 
Monitoring Ecotourism: A Guide Based on the Experience of Ambligan ang Kalibotan
Monitoring Ecotourism: A Guide Based on the Experience of Ambligan ang Kalibotan

Here is an easy-to-use guide on how to implement a community based monitoring of an ecotourism program of a local government unit (LGU) using the tools and methods developed in the implementation of Ambligan ang Kalibotan.