Vivien Suerte-Cortez: Promoting accountability, transparency in the Philippines

Vien Suerte-Cortez, ANSA-EAP's Country Innovations Manager, profile and interview from devex.

Vivien Suerte-Cortez has been working for the past 12 years for NGOs, government agencies and international organizations to promote accountability and transparency in development projects in the Philippines.

Suerte-Cortez was part of the REID Foundation team that pushed for tourism infrastructure projects worth $294 million into the national budget, and is now the manager for country innovations at the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific Foundation. She is one the most influential development leaders aged 40 and under in Manila.

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