October 2013 Archives

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Reflections: Sustaining and Growing Citizen...

by Emile Gozali This is an introductory blog to inform everyone of my affiliation with ANSA-EAP and the work I am currently undertaking.  With regard to background, I am an economist who has spent some time (close to 20 years) at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in various positions. I am presently on leave from the ADB, was earlier affiliated with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy...

Case Study: Public Procurement in the Philippines

by Alexander Furnas Introduction For our Philippine case study, we conducted interviews with members of the following groups: staff at transparency NGOs, journalists who have covered procurement, and member organizations representing business interests. Our conversations with these respondents have allowed us to develop a diverse and comprehensive picture of how transparency, information...

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PH transparency project cited

A Philippine program that extols whistle-blowers and gives citizens a role in promoting a transparent government has caught the attention of a global transparency group. The Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) Project has made it to the short list of the British-led Bright Spots prize, an award that recognizes "the most inspiring examples of how open and accountable government is changing...

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