• Dec 1, 2011

    The Godparent Mentoring scheme is an effective mechanism for transferring knowledge and skills amongst water service providers (WSP) and water users' associations (WUA) in the delivery of adequate and sustainable access to safe and clean drinking water.

  • Sep 30, 2010

    Gender equality is well advanced in the Philippines. The country scores well on international gender equality measures and indices, but more is needed to sustain the achievements and to overcome remaining challenges. Despite a favorable policy environment – the Philippines is signatory to international human rights instruments and has successfully enacted policies and laws for the protection and promotion of women’s rights - the implementation of policies appears uneven and slow.

  • May 1, 2011

    As in any undertaking born in haste but tempered by passion, the rapid assessment of Communication for Empowerment (C4E) in the Philippines had initially been fraught with challenges given the complex tapestry of indigenous peoples that was the study‘s focus. Many of these challenges were easily overcome with the support of the Democratic Governance Team of UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok which provided a clear framework and sets of well-thought-of questions to aid the assessment consultants.

  • Dec 1, 2011

    The mutual understanding and recognition of the rights and obligations of water service providers and their customers has the potential of contributing to the sustainability of the delivery of water services in small water supply systems.

  • Aug 29, 2011

    This handbook highlights the steps, good practices, and critical entry-points for the average Filipino citizen to participate in budget and public finance processes at the local level in support of a more participatory public finance system resistant to corruption.

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