Civil Society Participation in Local Governance


The Mindanao Caucus of Development NGOs represented by the Mindanao Congress of NGOs and NGIs or MINCON led by the NGO Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI) is currently undertaking a project called BTTAG or Budget Tracking for Transparent Accountable Governa nce in Mindanao supported by the Asia Foundation. Under this 18 - month project, 1 8 CS Os working closely with 18 city and two provincial governments watch how the development plan and budget are assembled and how money is spent and accounted for. Of course , there is an anti - corruption angle in this effort. But more important is the education of the NGOs and the people they serve so they may learn how to influence local government planning and how to access their local government resources

Source InstitutionWorld Bank
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Place of PublicationPasig City
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