Philippines Mid-Term Progress Report 2015-2017
In 2017, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM)The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective ... published the mid-term Progress Report for The Philippines’ third action planAction plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen.... The report covers the first year of action plan implementation from September 2015 through June 2016.
In the Philippines, the findings from the IRM researcher, Joy Aceron of Government Watch (G-Watch), are summarized below:
“In anticipation of the 2016 election, the third Philippine action plan sought to institutionalize existing OGP participatory mechanisms and largely continued expanding the scope of activities from previous action plans. While general awareness of OGP remains low, the passage on an Executive Order on Freedom of Information and inclusionOGP participating governments are working to create governments that truly serve all people. This includes many historically oppressed groups such as persons with disabilities, women, lesbian, gay, bi... of new commitments on improving public service deliveryTo ensure that citizens of all groups are better supported by the government, OGP participating governments are working to improve the quality of and access to public services. Commitments in this are... indicates sustained energy on areas with immediate impact on citizens’ lives.”
The final version of the report is available below. The two-week public comment period closed Monday 10 July 2017.
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