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Browse our documents and publications covering G-Watch Monitoring Manuals, Governance Reform Studies, Political Democracy and Reforms (PODER) Publications, and Vertical Integration Research.


Documentation Report on the 2022 G-Watch National Meeting and Learning Exchange: Learning With, For and About ‘Accountability Frontliners’

Last March 3-8, 2022, Government Watch (G-Watch), in collaboration with Accountability Research Center, convened its leaders all over the country for its first national in-person event: the 2022 G-Watch national meeting and learning exchange held in Pasig and Baguio.

 


Ensuring Learning Continuity in a Resilient Public Education System in the Philippines: Mapping of Standards & Baselining of Current Practices

This report presents the key findings from the data-gathering activities undertaken by Multiply-Ed to lay down the current state of policy and response, map the standards and baseline the emerging practices in the efforts of the government towards learning continuity and resiliency of the public education system. MultiplY-Ed or X-Ed is a project of the Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN) and Government Watch (G-Watch) that aims to set up a youth-led, multi-sectoral, and multi-level monitoring of education in the time of COVID-19.

 


AVP on G-Watch Accountability Frontliners

During the height of COVID-19, G-Watch was one of the few (if not the only) organizations that conducted monitoring of government programs and services.

 


Pioneering citizen participatory audits in the Philippines: The experience of the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG)

On this 8th issue of TPA Now! Paper Series, legendary civil society leader Manang Pura Sumangil of Concerned Citizen of Abra for Good Governance (CCAGG) collaborate with Anna Bueno and Joy Aceron of G-Watch to co-author and share the experience of CCAGG in pioneering participatory audit in the country. In partnership with the Commission on Audit (COA) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in 1997, CCAGG developed the first-ever citizen audit initiative that led to more responsive and accountable infrastructure and environmental projects.

 


Making Elections an Accountability Platform: Report on Election Day Monitoring

Last May 9, 2022, Filipinos cast their ballot for the national and local elections.

Government Watch (G-Watch) accountability frontliners have conducted an Election Day Monitoring as part of G-Watch’s efforts to make elections an accountability platform.

 


FactCheck 2022 - Making Elections an Accountability Platform

G-Watch views the upcoming polls in 2022 as an extremely important terrain that has to be engaged, and that would complement other accountability efforts that are being undertaken before, after and beyond elections.

 


BAGSAK! A Comprehensive Review of Independent Performance Assessments on the Philippine Government’s COVID-19 Response

We looked at all readily-accessible independent assessments done on the response of the Duterte administration to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with G-Watch’s monitoring reports on the social amelioration program, vaccination and citizen health entitlements.

The general mark given by the 49 reports reviewed in this paper on the Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response is: ‘Bagsak.’

 


Multiply-Ed Special Monitoring of DepEd’s Pilot Run of Face-to-Face Classes: A Report

Multiply-Ed or X-Ed is a project of the Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN) (www.cyanpilipinas.com) and Government Watch (G-Watch) (www.g-watch.org) that aims to set up a youth- led, multi-sectoral, and multi-level monitoring of education in the time of COVID-19.

 


Citizens Reclaiming the Politics of Reform by Making Elections an Accountability Platform

G-Watch’s Making Elections an Accountability Platform (MEAP) aims to enable the accountability function of the electoral exercise, crucial in today’s context to avert democratic rollback and reclaim the politics of reform. This narrative report details the key accountability messages obtained from the participants of the citizenship education sessions.

 


Toward an ‘Ecosystemic’ Approach to Voters’ Education

This paper, the 7th issue of TPA Now!, examines the dilemma in the Philippines of having prevalent voters’ education efforts, on one hand and persisting flawed electoral culture, on the other hand. It does so by reviewing the approaches adopted by previous voters’ education campaigns to offer a possible alternative approach, an ‘ecosystemic approach,’ that could better empower Filipino voters by turning elections into an accountability platform.

 

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