Resources

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


G-Watch Assessment of the Responsiveness of the Education Budget Allocation for the Year 2009
G-Watch Assessment of the Responsiveness of the Education Budget Allocation for the Year 2009

This study looked at whether the following government services have been allocated where they are really needed most or where there is shortage. It sought to find out explanations for misallocation that can inform possible policy/implementation reform proposals.

 


Constructing Philippine Education, One School-Building at a Time: The Bayanihang Eskwela Story
Constructing Philippine Education, One School-Building at a Time: The Bayanihang Eskwela Story

The Government Watch (G-Watch) of Ateneo School of Government has implemented Bayanihang Eskwela since 2005. The program is a community-based monitoring of the government’s school-building projects that aims to ensure that the right quality of school building projects are implemented at the right time where it is needed most.

 


Baselining and Benchmarking of Electoral Administration Spending
Baselining and Benchmarking of Electoral Administration Spending

A follow up to the COMELEC Budget Watch in 2009, this study aimed to baseline and benchmark electoral administration spending of COMELEC, in the hope of helping inform COMELEC of relevant performance standards and indicators they should achieve in effectively linking their budget preparation and performance target setting.

 


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

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.

 


Documentation and Assessment of ERV Response in the 2010 Elections (Draft)
Documentation and Assessment of ERV Response in the 2010 Elections (Draft)

These provide profiles of four initiatives in response to election-related violence (ERV) in the 2010 elections. The initiatives profiled are: Abra Multisector Group (AMSG) in Abra; Masbate Advocates for Peace (MAP) in Masbate; Vote Peace (various areas); and Good Wednesday Group (GWG) in Maguindanao.

 


Bayanihang Eskwela Manual: A Guide to Citizen Monitoring of School Building Construction Projects
Bayanihang Eskwela Manual: A Guide to Citizen Monitoring of School Building Construction Projects

The Bayanihang Eskwela Manual provides its readers a clearer idea of how a community-based monitoring of school building projects (SBPs) using the G-Watch approach is done from preparation to the result of the monitoring, the response of concerned agencies on the identified issues and challenges and the feedback of stakeholders.

 


The 1987 Constitution: To Change or Not to Change?
The 1987 Constitution: To Change or Not to Change?

Twenty-five years after its ratification, the 1987 Constitution has survived serious attempts to change it during the presidencies of Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. What were the reasons for the attempts and why did they fail? For persons and organizations with valid reasons to explore Charter Change, what are the available options? What is a systematic way to explore and pursue it? These are some of the questions this book examines and answers.

 


Philippine Education Under Construction: A Policy Study on the Government School Building Program
Philippine Education Under Construction: A Policy Study on the Government School Building Program

This policy study aims to identify key issues in the implementation of the government’s school building program, focusing on the DepEd-led School Building Program for schools experiencing acute classroom shortage and the DPWH enforced Regular School Building Program which is in the ambit of Republic Act No. 7880 or more commonly known as the Roxas Law.

 


PDL Vote Watch Monitoring Report Form
PDL Vote Watch Monitoring Report Form

This provides an application of the G-Watch monitoring in human rights compliance, particularly on the right to vote of the detainees (or PDLs, Persons Deprived of Liberties).

 


Building on the Basics: Leadership, Local Governance and Nation-Building
Building on the Basics: Leadership, Local Governance and Nation-Building

A chapter by La Viña and Aceron in the book, Agenda for Hope: Democratizing Governance. This chapter proposes a movement for nation-building among reformist leaders from the different local government units (LGUs), the bureaucracy, the citizens’ groups, and even among the circles of some modernizing elites, that would develop a system of synergy and interdependence to be able to connect their efforts, share a common vision for the country, and eventually execute a coordinated strategy of capturing power at the national level.

 

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