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

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This paper focuses on the central question: How do governance reforms happen (or not happen) in “fragile” or post-conflict societies? In trying to answer this key question, it hopes (a) to understand the factors affecting governance reforms in “fragile” or post-conflict societies, (b) to put forward a synthesizing framework that will reconcile governance reform efforts with the peace process, and (c) to offer recommendations for a more effective and appropriate governance reforms in “fragile” or post-conflict situations.

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  • Introduction
  • Context
  • BuB in ARMM
  • An Island of Good Governance: The Experience of Upi, Maguindanao
  • Factors Affecting the BuB Implementation in ARMM
  • Reflections, Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Factors to Consider in Implementing Governance Reforms in Fragile/ Post-Conflict Societies
  • References