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Open Government in the Philippines
Exploring the role of Open Government Data (OGD) and the use new technologies in the delivery of public services

The movement towards greater transparency and openness has resulted to new practices and opportunities that envisions government as a co-innovator with its citizens. Harnessing the power of new technologies, these opportunities for government and its boundary partners to access to open government data (OGD) leading to more meaningful participation and collaboration. As part of the Open Government Partnership, the Philippines have initiated programs on anti-corruption, ensuring accountability, participation, and empowerment of the poor. However, these programs are not without its share of challenges and difficulties. Current initiatives can be characterized as inadequate or lacking the capacity on how to fully use government data and exploit the powers of new technologies to improve public service delivery.

By using the case approach, the study will examine OGD practices and needs of selected health and good governance programs in the Philippines. The study will also dissect the localization efforts of these programs and how boundary partners take part in the OGD practices. The role of new technologies in localization of programs will be examined in the study.

Furthermore, upon the identification of practice gaps, the study will draft policy recommendations that can address these gaps. The study will also draft management of information system (MIS) implementation guidelines that can assist local health and government units in their OGD initiatives.

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