Ateneo School of Government
To foster and sustain political engagement and participation in deepening democracy among Filipino youth. Pugadlawin, hosted by the Ateneo School of Government, will implement its political education program for youth and institutionalize political education within its partner universities. Activities will include the organization of a political education training and assembly as well as a training-of-trainers workshop, the development of a new socio-political training manual, and activities fostering engagement in the 2013 elections.
Caucus of Development NGO Networks
To strengthen civil society’s efforts to advance participatory, accountable, and transparent governance at the local levels. CODE-NGO will refine and extend the use of its new civil society report card. Activity participants will use the report card as a tool for citizen participation in governance processes and for monitoring local governments’ adherence to reforms. Other activities will include candidate forums and media outreach to inform public discourse on democratic governance.
Center for International Private Enterprise
To improve the quality of public governance; expand the network of cities, public agencies and civil sector organizations committed to reducing corruption and implementing good governance; and pursue opportunities to replicate the Performance Governance System initiative elsewhere in the region. CIPE will partner with ISA to carry out workshops, promote a local economic development toolkit, conduct public governance forums, and initiate a similar project in Indonesia.
Center for International Private Enterprise
To promote the understanding and implementation of corporate governance best practices in the Philippine private sector. CIPE local partner ICD will score the corporate governance practices of leading Philippine corporations and of companies in targeted economic sectors and publicize the results. ICD will also hold events including an open conference, a working session on improving the scoring initiative, and an investors' forum to promote the project and improve corporate governance in the Philippines and across the region.
Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility
To advance press freedom and promote responsible journalism in the Philippines. The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility will conduct activities and produce reports that strengthen media self-regulation, recognize excellence in journalism, and call attention to threats against the press.
International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov)
To empower and mobilize an informed public and a community of reformers dedicated to advancing sustainable, democratic reform through the practice of linking democratic politics, good governance, and development outcomes. Leading up to the 2013 elections, INCITEGov will conduct nonpartisan roadshows on political participation and democratic governance, conduct governance dialogues, and provide secretariat support to its constituency networks of youth, former government officials, and citizen volunteers.
Lawyers' League for Liberty (Libertas)
To advance reforms in the areas of rule of law, human rights, and transparent and accountable governance. Libertas will undertake public education, monitoring, advocacy, and networking activities aimed at raising awareness of pressing challenges to democracy and identifying strategies to address them.
Legal Network for Truthful Elections
To strengthen the capacity of the legal community and other election monitoring groups to promote free and fair elections. LENTE will train its local law school chapters and partners throughout the country to serve as effective election monitors, provide legal expertise on electoral laws to voters and other monitors, and raise public awareness about the rights of voters.
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
To strengthen the media’s capacity to analyze and report on the culture of impunity, focusing on the interrelated issues of governance, money politics, media killings, political clans, and development. PCIJ will conduct four investigative journalism workshops for media representing Luzon, Mindanao, Visayas, and Metro Manila. PCIJ will also provide fellowships to select participants to write in-depth investigative reports as follow-on to their trainings.
Young Public Servants
To strengthen youth participation in political processes and democratic governance. Young Public Servants will cultivate democratic citizenship among youth by providing young people with venues to strengthen their voices and engagement in democratic politics and governance. Activities will include a series of dialogues on pressing democracy issues, roundtable discussions on political party reform and voter education, and capacity building on monitoring government performance.
Grant descriptions are from the 2012 NED Annual Report.