Philippines

Center for International Private Enterprise

Developing Market Economy

$208,230

Improving Public Governance

To advance the quality of public governance in the Philippines. CIPE will continue to partner with the Institute for Solidarity in Asia to implement and deepen its Performance Governance System, a program in which public officials, civil society leaders, and the business community work together to design specific public policy goals, an action plan to accomplish them, and performance metrics by which to measure progress.

 

Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility, Inc.

Freedom of Information

$76,000

Promoting Responsible Journalism and Press Freedom

To advance press freedom and promote responsible journalism. The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility will monitor media practices, raise awareness of media freedom violations, and organize a conference to highlight professional media practices.

 

International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov) Inc.

Strengthening Political Institutions

$90,000

Strengthening a Movement for Democratic Reform and Good Governance

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. INCITEGov will conduct activities to foster active citizenship, political participation, and democratic governance, as well as provide secretariat support to its constituency networks of youth, former government officials, and citizen volunteers who focus on strengthening democratic processes and institutions.

 

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Freedom of Information

$50,900

Fostering Transparency and Accountability through Investigative Reporting

To strengthen the media's role in fostering transparency and accountability by building journalists' capacity to analyze and report on governance issues and campaign promises of elected officials.  The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism will conduct four investigative journalism workshops for media representing Luzon, Mindanao, Visayas, and Metro Manila and provide fellowships to select participants to write more in-depth investigative reports as follow on to their trainings.

 

Security Reform Initiative

Human Rights

$85,000

Bolstering the Role of Civil Society in Security Sector Reform

To strengthen civil society engagement in security sector reform and involve local communities in peace and security debates. The Security Reform Initiative will support a nationwide network of civil society organizations to monitor and recommend ways to address gaps in the implementation of the Philippine military's internal peace and security plan in accordance with human rights standards and the democratic accountability and transparency standards. Local chapters across the country will organize meetings to report on monitoring results and coordinate dialogues with military officials and other stakeholders.

 

Grant descriptions are from the 2014 NED Annual Report.