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Philippines End-of-Term Report 2015-2017

The Philippines’ third action plan mostly focused on enhancing transparency, expanding space for citizen engagement, and improving public services. Only Steering Committee members could provide feedback during implementation. 

Commitment Overview Well-Designed? * Major or Outstanding Results? **
4. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Convene a multi-stakeholder group and submit annual EITI reports.



5. CSO engagement in public audit Strengthen Citizen Participation Audit (CPA) project and institutionalize citizen participation in public audits.




6. Local poverty reduction Strengthen civil society participation in budget planning for local poverty reduction through Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB).



* Commitment is evaluated by the IRM as being specific, relevant, and potentially transformative
** Commitment is evaluated by the IRM as having major or outstanding results in terms of the ‘Did it Open Government?’ variable

The Steering Committee, made up of government, civil society, and the business representatives, held three meetings and 12 national and local consultative activities between June 2016 to May 2017.

Did not act contrary to OGP process

A country is considered to have acted contrary to process if one or more of the following occurs:

  • The National Action Plan was developed with neither online or offline engagements with citizens and civil society
  • The government fails to engage with the IRM researchers in charge of the country’s Year 1 and Year 2 reports
  • The IRM report establishes that there was no progress made on implementing any of the commitments in the country’s action plan
Mostly “governance” civil society Significant involvement of line ministries and agencies

The Philippines third action plan has led to major openings in extractive industries, civil society engagements in audits, and community participation in local development planning.


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