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Government Watch - Citizens’ Action for Good Governance, by the Ateneo School of Government, The Graduate School of Leadership and Public Service in the Philippines. Sent in to Voices Against ...

Government Watch - Citizens’ Action for Good Governance, by the Ateneo School of Government, The Graduate School of Leadership and Public Service in the Philippines. Sent in to Voices Against Corruption by Marlon Cornelio (ANSA-EAP), for the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum, taking place in Brussels (26-28 May 2010)

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  • YOUTH Government Watch Citizens’ Action for Good Governance Ateneo School of Government The Graduate School of Leadership and Public Service
  • A model of the Social Accountability Approach that G-Watch Established 2000 strengthens the bureaucracy by instituting transparency and accountability mechanisms in the systems, programs and service-delivery of the government PREMISE MISSION An effective and strong bureaucracy To provide a venue where the government is necessary in advancing growth and the civil society can be engaged in the and development in the country formulation of policies and programs to improve governance METHODOLOGY action research. program EXPERIENCE implementation monitoring. public- Education, public works and infrastructure, private partnership. community medicine procurement, disaster relief, action. problem-solving. advocacy electoral budget, human rights compliance CORRUPTION CONSTRUCTIVE PREVENTION ENGAGEMENT
  • G-Watch Monitoring Tool Planned/ Cause of G-Watch Agency Normative Actual Variance Variance Assessment Assessment Time Cost Quantity Quality ` Process
  • Textbook Count Government Watch (G-Watch)
  • No system in the How of Prices of textbooks were Delivery double and the process of Textbook Count delivery procuring textbooks was Started textbooks was textbooks. long. normally delayed No participation Frequent reports on corruption in textbook from CSOs; and there were procurement; DepEd was processes were not frequent media perceived as the most transparent; no corrupt agency in the reports of ghost government. means for deliveries accountability
  • It is a program of DepED in partnership with voluntary and private sectors It aims to ensure that the right quantity and quality of textbooks are delivered to the right recipient at the right time It started in 2002 during the administration of Sec. De Jesus, and was championed by former Undersecretary Mike Luz. What is Textbook Count?
  •  To remove corruption in textbook procurement  To systematize deliveries nationwide  To make suppliers more responsive to clients’ need  To establish benchmark for DepED performance  To mobilize manpower for monitoring and inspection at less or no cost Why the Need?
  • Safeguard the integrity of the 1. BIDDING bidding process 2. PRODUCTION Ensure good textbook quality Help high schools and districts 3. DELIVERY check the textbooks delivered to them Help districts distribute the 4. DISTRIBUTION textbooks to elementary schools Components and Goals
  • Consortium of CSOs Department of Education G-Watch CSO IMCS DepED Nat’l Nat’l Coord Coord Participating CSOs BSP/GSP Lead in the Mobilization of Volunteers Local Chapters/ Provincial Division Supply Networks Coordinator Office Volunteer Monitors HS and District HS and District Monitors Offices Nationwide Coordination
  • Volunteers conduct monitoring 1. Quick Report to No Finding With Finding 1 Group Leader 2. Quick Report to Agency Authority 2 3. Quick Report to Evaluation Report to Accountability Agency & Public Institution Reporting Mechanism
  • PRICE procurement of textbooks From Php 80-120 to done with civil society Php 30-45 per textbook orgs’ (CSO) observers TIME textbooks cheaper and From 24 months to an average of 12 months are procured in a shorter period of time PARTICIPANTS more and more actors are From 8 to 40+ CSOs involved Open to the private sector Five rounds since, Textbook Count has become a model of citizen engagement in ensuring quality service delivery from the government.
  • during the production of textbooks, physical quality inspections are conducted with CSOs Textbooks and Teacher’s Manuals found with defects and deficiencies in printing were marked “for replacement” and are replaced by the suppliers Common defects corrected Ink smudge Print out of registry Five rounds since, Textbook Count has become a model of citizen engagement in ensuring quality service delivery from the government.
  • Before the delivery, schedules are provided to inform all stakeholders when to expect how many textbooks Five rounds since, Textbook Count has become a model of citizen engagement in ensuring quality service delivery from the government.
  • Boy scouts, girl scouts and other CSO monitors wait at the delivery spots to count the book, sign Inspection and Acceptance Receipt (IAR), which certifies that the textbooks received are of right quantity and physical quality. Delivery errors have been reduced to as low as 5% on the average . The process was streamlined-- deliveries with IARs that are signed by CSOs are no longer subjected to post-delivery checking by DepEd Five rounds since, Textbook Count has become a model of citizen engagement in ensuring quality service delivery from the government.
  • Coca-Cola and other private companies help DepED in transporting the textbooks from district offices to far flung elementary schools Five rounds since, Textbook Count has become a model of citizen engagement in ensuring quality service delivery from the government.
  • Communities help in the onward delivery of textbooks through Textbook Walk, which is a synchronized festivity showcasing community action that aims to help distribute textbooks and to create public awareness on the need to improve education Five rounds since, Textbook Count has become a model of citizen engagement in ensuring quality service delivery from the government.
  • Textbook Count 2 Textbook Count 1 was the G-Watch tested the waters research that started it all… of implementing a national textbook monitoring project A community-based initiative, Textbook Textbook Count 3 was a full blast Walk, was introduced in Textbook Count 4 with expanded participation from new (ex. Coca Cola) and old players Textbook Count 5 tested the readiness of communities to take the lead while expansion is being initiated at the national level through PRO Looking back. Looking ahead.
  • YOUTH Know more about other social accountability initiatives, like procurement monitoring in Textbook Count, and interact with youth practitioners in the East Asia and the Pacific. www.ansa-eapyouth.ning.com