The Revival of Youth Councils in the Philippines

By Raphael Móntes, Jr., Center for Local and Regional Governance, NCPAG, University of the Philippines
Jun 20, 2018

Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) /Youth Council elections were held simultaneously in the Philippines in May 2018 after five years. The newly elected SK officials will be assuming their charge on June 30, 2018. In his blog, Raphael Montez Jr. traces the eventful evolution of the SK since its inception as a youth arm of the authoritarian Marcos regime in the '70s. The SK Reform Act of 2016 has given the Sanggunian Kabataan a new lease of life, positioning it as a powerful institution enabling meaningful youth participation in local governance. Read more...

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Social Audits: The Indian Experience

By Dona Mathew, Accountability Initiative
May 07, 2018

Social audits have been adapted very organically into the implementation process of a number of schemes in India. This blog explores why and how citizens can use social audits as a monitoring tool for government schemes and programmes.

This blog originally appeared on LOGIN member, Accountability Initiative's website and was republished with permission. Read more...

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'GRASP'ing the Zilla Parishad

By T.R. Raghunandan, Advisor to LOGIN Secretariat
Jan 29, 2018

In his latest blog, T. R. Raghunandan recollects his efforts as erstwhile Chief Secretary, Zilla Parishad (Hassan District, Karnataka) to introduce budget discipline in district-level planning and implementation. Disrupting the status quo involved the design of a software system to track spends in the early days of e-governance in India.

This blog originally appeared on the Accountability Initiative website and was republished with permission. Read more...

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Landmark year for LOGIN Bangladesh Country Platform

By Samar Roy, Country Facilitator, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 10, 2017

2017 is a landmark year for LOGIN Bangladesh Country Platform (BCP). This year, members of BCP got the opportunity to promote local governance initiatives of Bangladesh internationally. Samar Roy blogs on this and more. Read more...

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