April 2015 Archives

The World Justice Project (WJP) Open Government...

The World Justice Project (WJP) Open Government Index provides scores and rankings on four dimensions of government openness: publicized laws and government data, right to information, civic participation, and complaint mechanisms (full descriptions below). Scores are based on responses to household surveys and in-country expert questionnaires collected for the WJP Rule of Law Index. The WJP...

Transparency in public procurement – moving...

Today's post is by Cobus de Swardt , Managing Director of Transparency International Public procurement processes are one of the best examples of how citizens, governments and businesses can work together for mutual gain – or work at cross-purposes or the exclusion of one another for huge loss. It is big business. Around US$9.5 trillion of public money is spent each year by governments...

Blog post of the month: Five myths about...

Submitted by David Booth On Fri, 04/03/2015 Each month People, Spaces, Deliberation, shares the blog post that generated the most interest and discussion. In March 2015, the clear winner was "Five myths about governance and development" by David Booth of the Overseas Development Institute. In some areas of development policy, deep-rooted assumptions are extremely hard to dislodge....

Six reasons to do Citizen Engagement

Submitted by Mario Marcel On Mon, 03/30/2015 Two weeks ago, we launched an exciting new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Citizen Engagement hosted on Coursera and in partnership with the London School of Economics, the Overseas Development Institute, Participedia, and CIVICUS. To date, over 15,000 people from 192 countries (45% women) have enrolled in the course and our digital footprint...

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Mainstreaming Social Accountability in Vietnam

By Adel Briones A team from ANSA-EAP Foundation conducted a "Workshop on Social Accountability: Tools & Approaches" at the Army Hotel in Hanoi City, Vietnam, on April 8 to 10, 2015. The resource persons cum facilitators were Adelfo V. Briones, Learning Manager, and Gladys Honey Fontamillas Seloso, Project Manager. The learning event was held upon the invitation of the Australian Foundation for...

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CMS facilitates help for Guimaras schools

A Yolanda-battered public school in an island barangay in Guimaras has been scheduled for repair by the local government after intervention by Checkmyschool. CMS Guimaras visited Unisan Multigrade School, a four-classroom school in Bgy. Guiwanon, Nueva Valencia town in Guimaras, in February 2015 for data updating.  This is a key process of the CMS program that captures the real condition...

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ANSA-EAP project staff get geo-certified

By Adelle Chua Three members of the ANSA-EAP family have obtained certifications on Geotagging: Field Application and Data Sharing Using Mobile Apps and Online Platforms from the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).   Gladys Honey Selosa, Shigemi Muramatsu and Arnel Culala completed the course from February 16 to February 18, 2015 at the NAMRIA Geomatics Training...

ANSA-EAP teams up with Save the Children for...

By Christine Cruz Representatives of ANSA-EAP and the national and field offices of Save the Children, as well as the latter’s local partners, gathered in a two -day meeting to discuss the implementation of Project CHARGE on March 26 and 27, 2015 at Brentwood Suites, Quezon City.   CHARGE stands for Championing Children’s Rights in Rehabilitation through Government-Civil...

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