[Blueboard] Invitation to ASOG's Brown Bag Session = Funded by Making All Voices Count ( MAVC ), Coffey International Development, World Bank and UNDP PACDE

Jeanifer D. Aguirre jaguirre at ateneo.edu
Tue Dec 13 08:22:42 PHT 2016

We are inviting you to the Ateneo School of Government's Brown Bag Session
on 15 December 2016, 10:30AM @ the Conference Rooms of ASOG.

Brief Summary of the Project: *Research and Knowledge Sharing on
Vertically-Integrated Policy Monitoring and Advocacy Initiatives in the
Philippines – Phase 2*

 The project is undertaken by the Ateneo School of Government with the
support from the Making All Voices Count (MAVC), a jointly funded programme
bringing together the Department for International Development (DFID), the
US Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden, represented by the
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and the
Omidyar Network (ON) to create a fund to support innovation, scaling-up and
research in the use of technology and non-technology approaches to support
open, responsive government, and citizen engagement.

 The research has produced seven (7) draft case studies on
vertically-integrated initiatives in the Philippines and a synthesis paper
summarizing the key points from the seven case studies. The initiatives
studied are as follows:

 Agrarian Reform (AR), Katarungan/ RIGHTS NETWORK;

 Social Accountability in Education, G-Watch’s Textbook Count Project;

 Reproductive Health (RH), Likhaan/ Reproductive Health Advocacy Network

 Disaster Risk and Reduction Management (DRRM), Buklod Tao/ Center for
Disaster Preparedness (CDP)/ DRRNetPhils;

 Social Accountability in Education, CheckMySchool;

 Anti-Mining, ALG/ Anislagan Bantay Kalikasan Task Force (ABAKATAF);

 Indigenous People’s Rights (IP), Teduray-Lambaingan Women’s Organization
(TLWOI); and

 Housing/ Urban Poor; Damayan ng Maralitang Pilipinos Api, Inc. (DAMPA).

 Other OUTPUTS to be reported:

            ·         Finalized and published 6-7 case studies and
synthesis paper;

·         Conduct of sharing sessions across the campaigns;

·         Conduct of and documentation report on regional/ local forums


*Building Reform Coalitions And Inclusive Institutions for Sustainable
Change in the Philippines (Phase 2)*

 The project is undertaken by the Ateneo School of Government with the
funding from The World Bank that aims to identify and animate the
constituency of citizens demanding good governance, activate and mobilize
them and set a coordinating/ convergence mechanism to facilitate and
sustain actions that will empower citizens and strengthen accountability.
>From April 2016 through September 2016, the following set of actions were

 1. Agenda-Setting: The set of critical agenda identified in the series of
consultations conducted in Visayas shall be further refined and developed
into a strategy paper

 2. Implementation of the strategic plan: using different rance of
activities and events from April to May 2016

 3. Monitoring, evaluation and learning: Conduct reflection-learning
sessions in the course of implementation involving the key stakeholders to
develop the MEL Framework.


First: Final strategy paper, through broad and inclusive consultations and
scanning of relevant initiatives and studies.

  Second: Key Policies/ Programs/ Agenda, FactCheck Profile, Briefs and
Infographics, Local Candidates’ Forum Design, Mechanics and

 Documentation, Profile of the Citizen Hubs and Plans

 Third: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) results framework,
revised strategy paper, and revised phase plan.


*Building Reform Coalitions and Inclusive Institutions for Sustainable
Change in the Philippines (Luzon)*

 This next/expanded phase covered 4-6 cities and provinces in Luzon. Target
sites include: Baguio City, Abra, Vigan, Naga City, Quezon City/ Pasig
City, Puerto Princesa City. These are areas in the regions where ASOG has
forged previous and existing partnerships and where CSOs are dynamic and
have long-standing collaboration with local governments and regional
networks. ASOG intends to build on the gains of those long-standing

 The overarching theme of the Government Watch and Political Democracy and
Reforms constituency-building is strengthening accountability through
citizen empowerment. To achieve this, integrated civil society action is
necessary that will support enabling of accountability mechanisms and
policies within the government that will undertake independent and
coordinated policy advocacy and monitoring that will cover the entire
processes of the critical policy of program being advanced/ realized.

 The following CSO partners are target to be part of the consortium and
will be key partners of G-Watch in undertaking this project:

  G-Watch Local Core Group in Puerto Princesa;

  Naga City People’s Council (NCPC);

  G-Watch Local Core Group in Naga City;

  Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Governance (CCAGG); and

  Damayan ng Maralitang Pilipinong Api (DAMPA).


·         Conduct of forum-workshops/events;

·         Conduct of national convening;

·         Conduct of dialogues with CSOs and with newly-elected politicians
with documentation report; and

·         Establish Citizen Empowerment Hubs (CEH) in the local partner

PACDE/ GAIN - The project aimed to sustain G-Watch Localization sites
through strengthened local accountability in governance, setting up of
citizen empowerment hubs and capacity-building of G-Watch Local Core
groups. COFFEY - The project pilot tested a CSO validation tool for Agency
Procurement Compliance Performance Indicators (APCPI) and engaged the new
contract management framework of the Department of Education.

Jeanifer de Castro-Aguirre
Ateneo de Manila University - School of Government
Tel. No. 4266001 local 4626
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