Resources

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


Intensifying the Anti-mining Campaign: Case Study Summary
Intensifying the Anti-mining Campaign

A new generation of strategies for government accountability is needed, one that fully considers entrenched, institutional obstacles to change. Vertical integration of coordinated civil society policy monitoring and advocacy is one such strategy. Engaging each stage and level of public sector actions in an integrated way can locate the causes of accountability failures, show their interconnected nature, and leverage the local, national and transnational power shifts necessary to produce sustainable institutional change.

 


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.

 


Empowering Communities for Housing and Community Services: Case Study Summary
Empowering Communities for Housing and Community Services

The case study looks at the work of Damayan ng Maralitang Pilipinong Api (DAMPA, Solidarity of Oppressed Poor Filipinos), a network of more than 90,000 poor urban households, which works to provide “viable solutions to basic poverty problems endemic to the urban poor” (DAMPA 2004).

 


Doing Accountability Differently: A Proposal for the Vertical Integration of Civil Society Monitoring and Advocacy
Doing Accountability Differently: A Proposal for the Vertical Integration of Civil Society Monitoring and Advocacy

This piece puts forward propositions on "doing accountability differently" through strategies that tackle power and systemic issues in order to address root causes (instead of just the symptoms) of corruption and bad governance through balanced and synergistic, multi-level and multi-actor actions on transparency, participation and accountability.

 


Getting Strategic: Vertically Integrated Approaches
Getting Strategic: Vertically Integrated Approaches

This provides background paper for a learning event on transforming governance, which presents vertical integration as “an effective way of doing accountability work because it can reveal more clearly where the main problems are, permitting more precisely targeted civil society advocacy strategies.”

 


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 ARMM

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

 


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.

 

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