Policy Study on Government’s Response to Election-Related Violence: Synthesis (Draft)

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This policy study is a follow-up to two cause-and-effect studies of PODER on election-related violence, one in Abra and the other in Nueva Ecija. The project involves scanning of ERV in selected hotspots, documentation of successful civil society initiatives to prevent ERV and policy assessment study of government response to election-related violence, particularly its major perpetrators: loose firearms, partisan armed groups and political dynasties.

The policy study employed mixed study method. Quantitative methods utilized include statistical analysis and rough correlation and spatial mapping; while qualitative methods employed are key informant interview, focus group discussion, document review, archival analysis and field observation.