South Cotabato Design Report 2018-2020 – For Public Comment
In 2020, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the Design Report for South Cotabato’s first action plan (2018-2020). The report covers the development of the action plan and the design of its commitments.
In South Cotabato, the IRM researcher Jose Solomon Cortez’ findings are summarized below:
“South Cotabato’s first action plan focuses on thematic areas of importance to the province: open information, open monitoring and evaluation, open contracting, open mining, and open legislation. These commitments reflect the province’s rich legacy of transparent, accountable, and participatory governance. While the action plan was developed with collaboration between the government, civil society, and private sector, there remains an opportunity to expand communication and outreach beyond the provincial capital and the multistakeholder forum.”
The version of the report for public comment is available in English below. The two-week public comment period closed 5 October 2020.