G-Watch Learning-Reflection Workshop Series: What happened to the reforms?

What transpired in the country's politics in the last months requires deep reflection and introspection on what have governance reforms achieved and not achieved, its unintended consequences and the possible ill-effects of how it was popularized and practiced in the past. Looking specifically on poverty reduction reform programs identified as priority by G-Watch constituencies, participatory budgeting, conditional cash transfer, land rights and community-driven development, this learning-reflection series to be conducted in G-Watch sites in nine regions all over the country will kick-off the process of reflection and learning among key actors and stakeholders of transparency, participation and accountability (TPA), particularly those engaged by or will be engaged by G-Watch as it reboots into an independent action research organization. Such learning-reflection process aims to produce knowledge outputs that will answer the following questions, among others:
(1) What happened to the reform agenda advocated for by civil society and social movements?
(2) What are the implications of what reforms have achieved and not achieved in the recent past and the result of the 2016 elections on the strategies and approaches for governance reform and social transformation in the Philippines and globally?
(3) How should the learnings and reflections frame the ways forward and what progressive forces should do next?

This RTD series will take place in the following areas:
May 8: Sibagat, Agusan del Sur
May 11: Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
May 17: Tagbilaran City, Bohol
May 24: Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
July 21: Tacloban City
July 24: Maasin City, Southern Leyte