Bantay Bayan Vol II Issue 1

bantaybulanParticipatory governance, including planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, fiscal management and audit, local legislation.
Transparency in action.

In essence, include the people in the processes of local government, so that the outcomes would be more responsive to the needs expressed by the people themselves.

So who are the people?

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Best Practices in Good Governance

IRDFEmergingEmerging Best Practices in Participatory. Accountable and Transparent Governance of Local Governments of Bulan, Casiguran, Irosin and Sorsogon

Executive Summary

Poverty remains the biggest challenge of the Philippine government. The inability of the government to meet the demands of the people for social and economic services is the major reason why poverty is still widespread especially in the countryside. To improve delivery of public services to the poor, the national government decentralized most of its functions and delegated them to the local government units. With the passage of the Local Government Code, services for health, education, and other basic and social services have become the main responsibility of the local government units. However, the lack of capacity of the LGUs on this mandate did little impact to reduce poverty. On the one hand, LGUs are confronted by the inadequacy in resources necessary for the provision of basic and social services to its constituents. On the other hand, as viewed by the national government, it is the dismal performance of the LGUs that makes poverty reduction efforts futile. [View full document