Our researchers and knowledge community are dedicated to generating knowledge products that are used by students, practitioners and the general public. The articles, books, reports and working papers they produce are being constantly added to our growing library. Some of these can be accessed for free at the Asian Resource Center for Decentralization.
On Going Research
OPEN DATA Can LGUs move toward more openness after the success of the Full Disclosure Policy?
With compliance in the DILG's FDP, reaching almost 100%, a new challenge arises to make the data posted in the FDP portal more open--machine readable, license free, non-proprietary, non-discriminatory--parameters of open data. There are also other useful data in the Dept of Finance, Commission on Audit and local government themselves. The challenge is to create more value out of these datasets which can influence commercial and non-commercial use, civil society participation in governance as well as in government decision-making.
LGUs in the Philippines at present could be described to be at Stage 2, or Constructive Chaos. Part of the chaos, has to do with the fact that LGUs are empowered to be autonomous, and in this respect, they are encouraged to innovate. This innovation, is evident in how they are named, how their social media teams are positioned/organized. In addition, this chaos may also be a function of the lack of central direction in how LGU presence online is managed in the Philippines, including poor interoperability of systems (Alampay 2013), and coordination, in DRRM in particular. Read more.
The Department of Agriculture’s Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) is meant to introduce new farming or fishery technologies to agricultural communities while involving them in observing the differences between new and indigenous practices. At the end of each CPAR project, there are sustainability challenges posed by various factors. With LGUs at the frontlines of agricultural services, this study will examine the varying role of LGUs in successful and not so successful projects.
Online resources available at the Asian Resource Center for Decentralization