Raphael N. Móntes, Jr.
Federalism, regional autonomy, transparency and accountability,
open data, inter-local cooperation, local policymaking, local political dynamics, participatory budgeting, comparative local government, intergovernmental relations
Development of knowledge & training products, conference management, e-learning development and implementation, organization and management study for LGUs, design & implementation of citizen/client satisfaction survey and governance metrics
Raphael has been with the Center since 1999. He is currently Course Chair of iExceLL Course (Introduction to Excellence in Local Legislation) and is the focal person for the Center's Local Legislative Program. He is in-charge of CLRG's partnership programs with the Vice Mayors' League of the Philippines (VMLP) and National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL).
He has been the regular anchor/moderator for CLRG's webinar-talk show series on YouTube on the COVID-19 pandemic response and the policy issues on full devolution arising from the Mandanas-Garcia Ruling.
He is the Center's resident expert on federalism. He served as Philippine Project Leader for CLRG’s federalism studies and knowledge exchange cooperation program with the Institute of Federalism (IFF)-University of Friboug, Switzerland. He was also a Visiting Research Scholar at the IFF in 2008. He occasionally lectures on federalism at UP NCPAG and outside the university.
He is NCPAG's regular delegate to Local Government Initiative and Network-Asia (LOGIN-Asia), a network of local governance stakeholders in the Asian region. He was a Member of the Board of Trustees of the UP Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation, Inc. (UPPAF), UP NCPAG's contracting arm.
He has a BA in Political Science from the University of the Philippines; a Diploma (Federalism) from the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg; and a Certificate of Expertise on e-Learning Development from the Tele-akademie, University of Fürtwangen, Germany.
Reviving Youth Councils in the Philippines (2018). Blog - LOGIN Asia.
Assessing fiscal data openness in local governments in the Philippines (2017). HanPil: Occasional Papers on Korea and the Philippines, Vol. 1, March 2017, UP Korea Research Center. (with Erwin Alampay and Pauline Bautista)
A Beginner's Guide to Transparency in Local Government (2013).
State of Local Democracy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (2013). International IDEA.
Learning Modules on the Critical Ingredients for Inter-Local Cooperation (2012). GIZ Decentralization Program. (with Zita Concepcion Calugay and Elyzabeth Cureg)
Federalism: The Future of Local Autonomy (2009). CLRG and Konrad Adenauer Foundation. (with Alex Brillantes Jr. and Simeon Ilago Eds.)
A Province-less Federal Philippines? (2010). Local Government Development Foundation. (with Simeon Ilago)
Federalism and Multiculturalism (2006). Editor and contributing author.
Consultant: PDP-Laban Federalism Institute Study Group on Federalism
Resource Person: "Adaptive Uses of Parliamentary Rules for AFCs" Continuing education program for Agriculture and Fisheries Councils, Department of Agriculture-Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries
Research Leader: Comparative Study on Subnational Design in Federations, June to August 2017
Course Manager: Introduction to Excellence in Local Legislation (iExceLL), June to November 2016
Course Manager: Legislative Skills Enhancement Training for Local Legislators (SETLLE) July and August 2014
Contributing Writer/Technical Adviser: A Decade of Citizen-Lead Democracy Assessments. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (July-September 2013).
Conference Manager: International Conference—A Decade of German Assistance to Good Local Governance in the Philippines. Closing Conference of the GIZ Decentralization Program (March 2013)
Lecture: Understanding Federalism and Policy Issues for the Philippines (February 2013). UP NCPAG Doctoral Class (PA 257) Metropolitan Governance.
Lecture: Political Dynamics in Local Governments (January 2013). DSWD-National Capital Region Training for New 4Ps Coordinators.
Lecture: Assessment of the Sangguniang Kabataan (22 August 2012). University of the Philippines-Alternative Classroom Learning Experience.
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