Social Accountability at the Local Level: Citizens Engaging with Local Government


Social Accountability at the Local Level: Citizens Engaging with Local Government

26 November 2015 to 27 November 2015

ADB, in collaboration with the Partnership for Transparency Fund, organized this National Workshop on Social Accountability at the Local Level: Citizens Engaging with Local Government under the Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) on Support for Implementation of the Second Governance and Anticorruption Action Plan (RETA 6445): Strengthening Citizens Involvement in Mitigating Governance Risks in Local Government Units in the Philippines.

This event served as a learning and sharing platform among representatives of invited civil society organizations (CSOs), local government unit (LGU) implementing partners, concerned national government agencies, ADB, and other funding institutions. It was also a venue to launch an ADB initiative supporting CSOs' constructive engagement and social accountability initiatives with LGUs.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
26 Nov 2015 Welcome Remarks Claudia Buentjen
26 Nov 2015 Opening Remarks - National Workshop on Social Accountability at the Local Level: Citizens Engaging with Local Government
Supporting citizen-led approaches to improve governance and reduce corruption in developing countries is the mission of the Partnership for Transparency...
Gerry van der Linden
26 Nov 2015 Structure of Workshop and Presentation of Participants Adel Briones
26 Nov 2015 Presentation 1 - Cagayan de Oro Sub-Project Providing Social Accountability Interventions to Foster Constructive Engagement of Stakeholders in the Local Government Affairs: Cagayan de Oro City
This presentation focuses on the constructive engagement Initiatives established between the local government unit (LGU) and civil society organizations...
Ermin Stan Pimentel
26 Nov 2015 Presentation 2 - Tubod Sub-Project Developing and Strengthening Capacities of Local Government Unit and Citizen's Groups towards Institutionalization of a Monitoring and Evaluation System for Government Programs and Projects
26 Nov 2015 Presentation 3 - Nasipit Sub-Project Assessment on the Implementation of Conditional Cash Transfer in the Municipality of Nasipit and Involvement in Bottom Up Budgeting Projects for Food Security and Self-Sufficiency
26 Nov 2015 Presentation 4 - Surigao City Sub-Project Piloting the Department of Budget and Management Handbook on Civil Society Organizations Participation in the Budgeting Process thru a Tripartite Approach in Participatory Governance in Surigao City
26 Nov 2015 Presentation on ADB's Approach to Citizen's Engagement in the Design and Implementation of its Local Government Projects How ADB Engages with Citizens
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) engages with citizens at the policy, programming, project cycle, and community levels. Guides developed by ADB are meant...
Haidy Ear-Dupuy
26 Nov 2015 Presentation 5 - Agusan del Norte Sub-Project Strengthening Capacities of Duty Bearers and Empowering Rural Women and Children Against Gender-Based Violence Project
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
27 Nov 2015 Recap of Day 1 Adel Briones
27 Nov 2015 Introduction of Issues for Panel Discussion Gerry van der Linden
27 Nov 2015 Final Session


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