Grassroots Governance Project launched in Bohol

University of Bohol in partnership with University of Bohol Community Development Foundation, Inc. and College of Arts and Sciences launched the Grassroots Governance Project. The Political Science Department spearheaded the implementation of the barangay governance component of the project in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the City of Tagbilaran.

The project is funded by Partnership for Transparency Asia, Inc. (PTFA) which aims to advance innovative citizen-led approaches to improve governance, increase transparency, promote the rule of law and reduce corruption in developing and emerging countries. The primary beneficiaries are selected Life Bank Foundation’s (LBF) Ikabuhi Microfinance Program (IMP) members. Its goal is on transforming community members into informed citizens through knowledge and skills training about government services and processes, and bring about responsive government through citizen monitoring and feedback for improved delivery of services.

PTFA aims to scale-up and deepen the impact of the program by adding community-targeted enhancements designed to bring about basic barangay governance literacy and increased engagement in community-level entrepreneurship thereby creating direct impacts not only for IMP participants but also to the larger barangay community. The enhancement will bring about a wider community of informed citizenry and more responsive governance at the grassroots level.

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