ODDC Context Presentation - Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent?


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Presentation in the first workshop of the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries project. Looking at the context of open data, and the research case study planned for 2013 - 2014. See http://www.opendataresearch.org/project/2013/step

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ODDC Context Presentation - Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent?

  1. 1. Michael P. CanaresStep Up Consulting Services
  2. 2. What is this research all about?NationalGovernmentLocalGovernmentUnits• Budgets• Summary offundsreceived andexpenditures• Procurement• Projects
  3. 3. The context of open governmentdata in LGUs in the PhilippinesGlobalNationalLocalGlobal• 2011 - Open government partnership –Phil is founding memberNational• 2011 - Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) wasissued as a directive to localgovernment units• 2011 – DILG implements FDP and Sealof Good Housekeeping• 2012 – DILG launched the FDP portalLocal• 2011 - Local government units startedposting information required• 2011 - In some contexts, FDP istranslated into office memorandum
  4. 4. The types of data in websites:•Annual operating budgets•Procurement documents – invitation to bid, notice toproceed•Statements of Receipts and Expenditures•Status of programs and projectsNot necessarily OGD buthas the potential to bepublished as data sets….
  5. 5. What do we want to look at?Open Data(informationprovided by localgovernment unitsin compliance tothe full disclosurepolicy)Domains ofGovernance(emphasis onbudgets, resourceutilisation, andprocurementtransactions)EmergingOutcomes(how open datamakesgovernments moretransparent andaccountable)
  6. 6. What sorts of outcomes?• What local governmentsystems, structures, and processeswere impacted by the compliance toshare governance informationpublicly through the LGU website?• How has the sharing of governanceinformation affected the governed –civil societyrepresentatives, businessgroups, the media, academicinstitutions, civic groups, and otherstakeholders- in terms of theirparticipation in local governance?EmergingOutcomes(how open datamakes governmentsmore transparent andaccountable)
  7. 7. MethodsMenuQuestion Sources of Information Methods1.How do provincial local governments provide government datathrough websites? How do the governed (or their intermediaries)access and utilize the information? Do current local systems, asrequired by national mandate, conform to the characteristic of OpenGovernment Data (OGD) where any user can “use, reuse andredistribute [a piece of content or data] – subject only to therequirement to attribute and share-alike”?Local government informationprovidersInterest groupsFDP portal, PG websitesKey informantinterviewsFGDSecondary datareview2. What local government systems, structures, and processes wereimpacted by the compliance to share governance information publiclythrough the LGU website?Local government leaders(elected, appointed, andcareer positions)Secondary documentsKey informantinterviewsReview ofsecondary data3. How has the sharing of governance information affected thegoverned – civil society representatives, business groups, the media,and ordinary citizens - in terms of their participation in localgovernance?Interest groupsSecondary documentsSurveyFocus groupdiscussions/KIIReview ofsecondary data4. What facilitating or hindering factors have affected the way bywhich information was made available to or accessed by citizens? Inwhat ways will local context be improved to ensure that the FullDisclosure Policy makes local governments more transparent andaccountable?Local government leaders(both elected and appointed)Interest groupsSecondary documentsKIIFGD/KIISecondary datareview5. What policy, mechanisms, or processes are necessary for thePhilippines to fully realize Open Government Data especially in thecontext of local government units? What are existing challenges forlocal government units to achieve Open Government Data?Interest groups,DILG, LGUViewing of websites, FDPportalFGDKIISecondary datareview
  8. 8. Our progress so far.....• Detailed process guide on how to conductstakeholder and process mapping are alreadydeveloped• KII and FGD questionnaires, with correspondinganalysis tools are currently being finalised, testrun in a non-site is scheduled in May 2013• Communication tools based on issued protocolsare currently being designed, including a websitewith built-in blog for the researchers, and aproject brochure• Initial talk with DILG representatives forendorsement
  9. 9. Questions?Thanks for the kind attention.