Practice Briefs

The ANSA-EAP practice briefs attempt to provide quick summaries of the experience and insights from ANSA-EAP's social accountability initiatives, drawing from project reports, periodic assessments, and reflections sessions with partners.

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The CPA Initiative: Framing the Participatory...

The CPA project is a two-year initiative being implemented by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA EAP) and the Commission on Audit (COA) – the supreme audit institution (SAI) in the Philippines. The overall goal is to make the public sector auditing system in the country more transparent and accountable through greater involvement of...

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Building a Participatory Audit Agenda: A...

Since 2012, the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) has been implementing a Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) project with the Commission on Audit (COA) of the Philippines. The said project aims to pilot various working arrangements or models by which government auditors can partner with citizen groups and volunteers towards enhancing public...

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Citizen Tools and Methodologies in...

This issue of ANSA EAP's Practice Brief examines the different audit tools and methodologies used by partner citizen groups during pilot runs of the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) Project. CPA is a two - year initiative of ANSA EAP, in collaboration with the Commission on Audit (COA) in the Philippines, which aims to institutionalize public audit practices involving citizens and civil...

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The Joint COA-Citizen Audit Process

In November 2012, the Commission on Audit launched the Citizen Participatory Audit Project (CPA). CPA is a key reform initiative of the COA and is aligned with the Aquino administration's commitments to the global alliance Open Government Partnership (OGP). Its main objective is to enhance government transparency through citizen participation in the audit process, guided by the principle that...

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Strengthening local participatory planning and...

The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) recently had a chance to examine some challenges facing citizen groups in local planning and budgeting when it was tapped as a partner under the Enhancing Transparency Impact (ETI) Project. From these experiences in local participatory planning and budgeting, one improtant work that emerges is that of...

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