July 2013 Archives

Comparing governance assessment frameworks and...

by Randee C. Cabaces and Aldrich Telebrico ANSA-EAP Research Team Part 1 of 2 We recently did a review of some governance indexes and social accountability assessment frameworks.  Apart from those that we were more familiar with, like World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), and Global...

Social Accountability with a Coating of Comedy

Ghaas Katne Khurkera, aayo joban hurkera...(A Nepali folk song) It would be an injustice to my childhood if I said that this song wasn't a part of my growing up. Even before I knew the title of the TV drama, I knew this song by heart. I, along with my friends, would happily play and sing along to it. This was a famous song from a tele-series played by  Nepal ’s most celebrated...

Five on a Five-Point Scale

by Raymond de Asis I never thought I would do volunteer work right after getting my undergraduate degree. I saw myself getting a job with the government right away, beating the election ban and hitting the ground running and in time for the new set of local government officials. I had a plan, but things don’t always go as planned. Demanding that the government do its job (efficiently and...

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Developing Tools for Leadership in Fiji

by Adel Briones SUVA, FIJI - Seventeen participants from various Fijian civil society organizations participated in the "Tool Development Workshop on Participatory Governance and Leadership" on 22-27 June 2013 in The Pearl Resort Hotel in Suva, Fiji. The two-day activity was co-facilitated by Adelfo V. Briones and Kristina Marie Aquino, both ANSA-EAP staff. The workshop’s goal was to...

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CCT in ‘Mid-air’: When is graduation not...

by Emy Perez Earlier this month, in a municipality in Abra: "When your son or daughter graduates from elementary or high school, how would you feel?" I asked parent-leaders of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and barangay captains who were gathered in a Focus Group Discussion. The resounding answer was, “ Masaya ! (We will be happy!)” for they see it as an...

Finding SAc in Fiji: Challenges and Opportunities

By Adel Briones I recently had a chance to run a toolkit development workshop in Fiji , my second in the past twelve months. I don't think anyone wold argue - Fiji is, in a lot of ways, an interesting country. Most interesting to me, as a social accountability advocate, is how it is faced with social and political challenges that influence the good governance movement. It is also in these...

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