Assessing Open Governance Data in South Cotabato

INSIGHTS NO. 5: Assessing Open Governance Data in South Cotabato The Province of South Cotabato (hereinafter referred to as South Cotabato), founded almost five decades ago, is one of the Philippines’ culturally-diverse and nature-rich areas. Located in the southern part of the country, the province is home to roughly 1.3 million people of diverse origins, ...

Incentivising “Openness” at the Local Level

INSIGHTS NO. 4: Incentivising “Openness” at the Local Level The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in 2011 implemented the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) through Memorandum Circular 2010-83 entitled “Full Disclosure of Local Finances, and Bids and Public Offerings”. As a way to encourage com-pliance, FDP compliance is a requirement for the Seal of ...

Why Local Governments are Afraid to “Open” Data

INSIGHTS NO. 3: Why Local Governments are Afraid to “Open” Data The provision of governance information related to local financial transactions in provincial government websites happened in the last two years because of one thing—the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP). Implemented by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the policy requires local government units ...

Full Disclosure Policy is Nice But Not Enough

INSIGHTS NO. 2: FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY IS NICE BUT NOT ENOUGH The Philippines is one of the 8 pioneering countries in the world that founded the Open Government Partnership in September 2011. The partnership calls for greater availability of government information to the public, implement standards of transparency and accountability in governments, as well as ...

Assessing Open Governance in Bohol

INSIGHTS NO. 1: ASSESSING OPEN GOVERNANCE DATA IN BOHOL Bohol, in the heart of Central Visayas, is the 10th largest island in the Philippines. It is comprised of 48 municipalities and one city with 15, 14, and 19 municipalities composing the first, second and third con-gressional districts, respectively. The pro-ductive force of Bohol is almost ...