Open Data in Philippines Local Government Units (Asia regional meeting - update presentation)

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An update from the "Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent?" project shared at the ODDC regional meeting in Asia. http://www.opendataresearch.org/project/2013/step

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Open Data in Philippines Local Government Units (Asia regional meeting - update presentation)

  1. 1. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com The Open LGU Research Project Opening the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governance in the Philippines More Transparent?
  2. 2. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com The last 3 months..... D. Ask: What do you know of this policy? YES C. Prompt: You are given a list of government documents. Please tell me which of these you know to be part of the FDP? Please enumerate the corresponding CAPITAL LETTERS. (Encircle 1 or 2.) H.Whether AWARE or NOT, Prompt: which of these documents have you seen? How were you able to access these documents? Format? (Encircle the corresponding number 3, 4, or 5. Encircle 6 for NOT SEEN.) K.SEEN at least one document? G. Ask: Which of these documents have you seen? How were you able to access these documents? What format? (Encircle the corresponding number 3, 4, or 5. Encircle 6 for NOT SEEN.) NO YES J. Ask: Were these documents used in your organization? NO YES M.Encircle 7 in the USED column of table 1. I.Encircle 8 in the USED column of table 1. N. Ask: How is this document used by the organization? L. Ask: What potential use do you see of this document for your organization? R. END of interview. Thank the respondent for the participation and give the token. Start with a greeting and an introduction of the study. A. Is the participant attendee of the stakeholders’ mapping? YES B. Do a stakeholders’ mapping. Ask what documents s/he wants to be included in the website. NO E. Heard/Seen of the Full Disclosure Policy F. Ask: Have you read or heard of the Full Disclosure Policy of the DILG? NO O. Found at least one document in the LGU website? Q. What are the reasons for not being able to see any of these documents in the LGU website? What changes in the relationship between LGU and the governed may happen if this is fully implemented? P. Ask the following: 1. What difference did you or your organization experience NOW after being able to access these documents through the LGU website? 2. Because information now is available in the LGU website, what changes have you experienced in the relationship with your provincial government? 3. What factors facilitated in the access of the data in the LGU website? 4. What difficulties have you encountered in accessing the government data through the LGU website? YES NO Y N hard copy soft copy LGU web Y N A Annual Budget Report 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 B Statement of Debt Service 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 C Statemnt of Receipts and Expenditures 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 D Executive Legislative Agenda 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 E Report on Salaries and Allowances 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 F Quarterly Statement of Cash Flow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 G Annual Procurement Plan or Procurement List 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 H Items to Bid 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 I Bid Results on Civil Works, Goods and Services, and Consulting Services 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 J Abstract of Bids as Calculated 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 K Supplemental Procurement Plan, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 L Irrigation Use and Expenses 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 M SEF income and Expenditure Estimates 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 N Report of SEF Utilization 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 O Annual GAD Accomplishment Report 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 P Trust Fund (PDAF) Utilization 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Q 20% Component of the IRA Utilization 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R Report of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF) Utilization 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 S Comprehensive Land Use Plan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 AWARE SEEN USEDYES NO Table 1. DOCUMENTS Test-run was conducted... Brochure, tarps, stationery and other communication protocols were already produced
  3. 3. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com This month..... • Meeting with mentor on 22 July 2013 • Project launch in one site on 23 July 2013 • Start of data gathering for the first case study • Negotiation for the endorsement continues
  4. 4. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com TENSION OF OPPOSITES What we have found so far.... Demand Supply
  5. 5. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com Data for whom? “If they intend to inform us, they should have made efforts to let the public know that these data are available and accessible.” - Cecilia Hoffman Convenor, GWAVE “The data has always been there for them when they need it. It’s just that its now available online. But ever since, there is always less interest in using it.” - Jocelyn Gongob Provincial Planning and Development Officer
  6. 6. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com Data in what form? “We need to know how our taxes are spent. But the way the reports are written confuses us.” - Fidela Morfe Great Physician Rehabilitation Center “Our reports are written in standard formats as required by the national government.” - Teodorico Reyes Provincial Accountant
  7. 7. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com What is the intention? “While they publish invitation to bid documents, it seems, sometimes, that the winning supplier is already predetermined.” - Roy Cang Owner, Cang’s Supermarket and Bethel Guest House “We made our procurement system transparent through the PhilGEPS.” - Wilma Padilla Bids and Awards Committee Secretariat
  8. 8. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com Is it the truth? “How can we be sure that what they upload reflects the real story? How can we be sure that they do not omit the objectionable?” - Leo Mamicpic President, FENOR “These are audited reports. These are verifiable documents. These are all public. Our office is at stake if we do not make it right.” - Marichu Alpuerto Provincial Budget Officer
  9. 9. The Open LGU Research Project http://www.lguopendata.ph This project is implemented by Step Up Consulting Services. http://www.steupconsultants.com QUESTIONS? Many thanks.

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