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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.
SOCIAL MEDIA How do Philippine cities use social media for disaster risk mitigation?
With the Philippines as one of the top hotspots for social media use, CLRG is tracking the use of Facebook and Twitter by 143 cities to establish baseline data and explore social media as a stream of information that could be utilized by local governments. This study aims to examine (1) patterns of LGU use of social media--content, frequency etc.; (2) possible ways to maximize social media for disaster risk mitigation and adaptation; and (3) ways forward for developing protocols for operational use of social media in LGUs.
The Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) is a process and a quasi-judicial body that is uniquely Filipino and employs a system of amicable settlements at the village level. As an exclusive barangay function, the KP is meant to help decongest the dockets of the judicial system that was largely imported from the West. This study looks into the effectiveness and success factors of the Lupong Tagapamayapa in several barangays in San Juan City. This also explores a system for future evaluation of other Lupons.
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.
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