The CAMANAVA Flood Control: A Citizen Participatory Audit Experience
The CAMANAVA was selected among the flood control projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). It is one of the three priority areas identified in the Master Plan and Feasibility Study on Flood Control and Drainage Project in Metro Manila completed in 1990 with the assistance of the Japan International Coopearation Agency (JICA). The audit was conducted to find out why there was still flooding in the area despite the existence of a flood-control project. The pilot audit was able to engage with the stakeholders, especially the community whose lives were directly affected by the project.
In this pilot, three (3) civil society organization were partners in doing the audit planning, execution and report writing. They are the: 1) Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Governance (CCAGG); 2) Diaspora for Good Governance (D4G2); and International Alert-Philippines (I-Alert).
The Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) focuses its efforts in bringing together citizens and the Philippines' Commission on Audit (COA) to strengthen citizen participation in the public audit process towards efficiency and effectiveness of the use of public resources. CPA is a joint project of the COA and the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). This is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Embassy through its Public Financial Management Program implemented by Coffey International Pty. Ltd.
Get a copy of the audit report and other CPA publications here: http://www.ansa-eap.net/projects/citizen-participatory-audit/