Philippines Mid-Term Progress Report 2015-2017
In 2017, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the mid-term Progress Report for The Philippines’ third action plan. 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 inclusion of new commitments on improving public service delivery 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.