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The Evolving Meaning of Social Accountability...

What is the nature of social accountability (SAc) in Cambodia? This study has sought to answer this question through different means: (1) reviewing related literature that sheds light on Cambodia’s historical context, political culture and institutions, citizen-state relations, and the nature civil society in the country; (2) exploring Khmer vocabulary on social accountability; and (3)...

Procurement Policy Review in the Philippines

There is truth to the saying that no problems are ended the moment a law is passed, in fact it has just started. Just as the law was passed so are creative ways been invented in order to circumvent the existing provisions of the law.  It should also be remembered that the law is the output of legislators with intrinsic interests to protect and a result of lobbying, procurement being...

Social Accountability Practice in the Philippines

Recent years have witnessed a growing apprehension about the quality of governance and accountability of public officials for their decisions and actions. Public investments have failed to achieve significant poverty reduction. Lack of transparency, absence of rule of law and corruption continue to beleaguer developing countries, revealing the inability of existing accountability mechanisms to...

Social Accountability Policy Environment in the...

While the Philippine Constitution of 1987 provides for mechanisms for citizen participation in governance, the enabling laws and policies are mostly at its incipient stage.  The use of these measures is similarly largely unknown to civil society and the government.  The laws that seek to implement this Constitutional edict can be classified into two: 1) those that seek to provide...

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Social Accountability Stocktaking Reports

The ANSA-EAP stocktaking report features features a collection of mapping write-ups from ANSA-EAP's four priority countries -; Cambodia , Indonesia , Mongolia and the Philippines . It is composed of three parts: Part I gives an overview and introduction of social accountability (SAc) and other related concepts. It contains a brief description of ANSA-EAP's social accountability mapping project...

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