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27 - 29 September 2016
G-Watch Consortium for Accountability in Governance Meeting
Club Balai Isable, Talisay, Batangas

Ordinary citizens from all over the country doing extra-ordinary things: convening groups coming from different traditions and political persuasions to discuss and decide on issues of transparency, accountability and reform; linking action and research, theory and practice by taking part in knowledge generation and production grounded from experience and through learning and collective introspection; connecting reform work on governance, elections and institution-building/ policy through action research, citizen monitoring and policy advocacy.

2 - 9 April 2011
G-Watch Constructive Engagement Workshop

The workshop was part of G-Watch's "Training on G-Watch as a Social Accountability Approach" from April 2-9, 2011.  ANSA-EAP was given 2 days for a constructive engagement workshop. The aim of the workshop was to engage participants in the value of social accountability and constructive engagement between government and civil society, and how these are linked to the initiatives of GWatch.  It shall have the following specific objectives:


21 January 2016
ASoG governance forum

DAVAO CITY — The Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) and Government Watch-Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) is holding a forum entitled “Deepening Citizen Participation in Politics and Governance Beyond 2016” on January 26, 2016, 12nn-3pm at Xavier hall, Ateneo de Davao Community Center of the First Companion, Davao City.

19 January 2016
Participatory monitoring, Philippines

This case study pertains to an assessment conducted by the Basel Institute on Governance, in collaboration with UNDP’s Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN), of a social accountability monitoring project in the municipality of San Miguel, Bohol in the Philippines. The aforementioned project, called Bayaniham Undertaking Living in a Healthy and Organised Neighborhood or BULHON sa Panguma (BULHON), involves the monitoring of agricultural subsidies and was developed and implemented by the Government Watch (G-Watch) programme of the Ateneo School of Government in Manila. 

2 November 2015
Textbook Count in the Philippines

In the 1990s, the education sector in the Philippines faced a major crisis. The Department of Education (DepEd) was accused of extensive corruption, in particular in the field of textbooks procurement (according to Philippine law the government is obliged to provide students with free textbooks) (Ramkumar 2010). At least three forms of corruption were suspected: officials were awarding overpriced contracts to unqualified bidders, suppliers were not honoring their contracts (many textbooks remained undelivered even after the government had paid for them), and some vendors were providing books of poor quality (Ramkumar 2010).

4 October 2014
Strategic Dilemmas in Changing Contexts: G-Watch’s Experience in the Philippine Education Sector

On 19 April 2014, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative and Hivos brought together funders, civil society organizations, and researchers to consider the opportunities and challenges of linking state and civil society efforts towards greater transparency and accountability (T/A). This short think piece (Strategic Dilemmas & Context FG SR) picks up on the conversation to encourage collective thinking, research and action.

1 October 2014
How far can citizen participation in governance go?

'If the mechanism of our government is working towards ensuring transparency and accountability, we might not even have to do what we have been doing as a civil society organization'

13 April 2013
Constructive engagement with government

With four cities and one municipality, the Ateneo School of Government's Government Watch (G-Watch) Pilot Run project (this is the final of seven columns on this project) had the lowest tier of Philippine government covered; the sixth site would cover an equally critical government level, provincial. Provinces, too, receive their own internal revenue allotment from the national budget; they also possess decentralized and delegated powers and responsibilities in their jurisdiction.

5 October 2012
If they win, what should Jinkee, other local officials do?

'We hope that local politicians will not only build constituencies for elections but also constituencies for good governance after elections'

23 April 2012
Improving Education and Curbing Corruption by Monitoring Textbook Deliveries in the Philippines

In 2001 there were a plethora of reports, disclosing that billions of pesos were lost in textbook scams, corruption in procurement, ghost projects in textbook delivery and school-building construction. In that year, G-Watch reviewed public sector performance in two key areas: textbook delivery and school-building construction. 

18 September 2011
Textbook Count to help solve book shortage

The Department of Education (DepEd) has strengthened its partnership with the private sector to achieve its goal of solving the textbook shortage problem this year.

10 July 2011
G-Watch to monitor health projects in City

The Government Watch (G-Watch) of the Ateneo School of Government forged a partnership with the city government of Dumaguete for a project called Subay sa Kahimsug with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement at the City Hall quadrangle.

The MOA was signed by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarra, Visayan Forum field officer Marlene Pepino, Ateneo School of Government Assoc. Dean Dr. Mario Villaverde, G-Watch director Joy Aceron, YMCA executive director Greg Fernandez, and Dr. Emelen Nakao of the SU School of Public Affairs & Governance.