Resources

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


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.

 


Ateneo FactCheck 2016
Ateneo FactCheck 2016

FactCheck 2016, as in the previous elections, probed candidate’s position, platform and track record on key issues and agenda identified through consultations with organizations at the local and national levels.

 


Connecting the Dots for Accountability: Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy Strategies
Connecting the Dots for Accountability: Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy Strategies

In June 2015, a North-South convergence of four organizations hosted a workshop entitled “scaling accountability.” In contrast to the conventional idea of “scaling” as involving the replication of local pilots, our use of the term was intended to convey the idea of going beyond bounded projects to address systemic accountability problems.

 


Opening Government? The Case of the Philippines in the Open Government Partnership
Opening Government? The Case of the Philippines in the Open Government Partnership

This study explores whether and how Philippine open government reformers have been able to leverage the Open Government Partnership (OGP) mechanisms, processes, spaces, and assistance to improve government responsiveness and accountability.

 


Democratizing Election through Campaign Finance Reforms
Democratizing Election through Campaign Finance Reforms

A book chapter that discusses one of the challenges to Philippine democracy – poorly regulated campaign finance – highlighting the importance of making elections inclusive and democratic by making them competitive and fair.

 

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