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Building Capacities for All: Challenges & Opportunities

Posted by Open Data Philippines on September 10, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Original Blog Posted at http://opendatacon.org/building-capacities-for-all-challenges-opportunities/ during the 3rd Internationl Open Data Conference 2015

by Sherwin Ona


The need to build capacities was one of the recurring themes in IODC 2015. The discussions on this topic have unpacked a plethora of challenges. Using a developing country perspective, here are some of the issues that can be used to frame capacity building efforts. 

  1. Inclusiveness: this...
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Impact and Infrastructures: Reflections from the Emerging Impacts Panel

Posted by Open Data Philippines on September 10, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Original Blog Posted at http://opendatacon.org/impact-isnt-easy/ during the 3rd Internationl Open Data Conference 2015

by Sherwin Ona


The panel discussion highlighted two main points namely: a) the difficulty of measuring open data impacts and b) the opportunities on how to measure its impacts.

 

According to the discussions, the difficulty of measuring open data impacts can be traced to the following: its different definitions, its nature ...

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Mortality Rate in City of Sta. Rosa Province of Laguna

Posted by Michelle Ching on October 7, 2013 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The City of Sta. Rosa Province of Laguna is consists of 18 Barangays and 2 City Health Offices (CHOs). Both CHO 1 and CHO 2 are composed of 9 Barangays. There are 11 Barangay Health Stations in CHO 1 having 146 Active Health Workers while CHO 2 has 10 Barangay Health Stations and 221 Active Health Workers.

As of 2011, CHO 1 had recorded 546 Deaths with the population of 147,211 and 522 Deaths in CHO 2 with 130,462 population. In addition to this, the Top 5 Causes of Deaths in CHO 1 are ...

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Enabling spaces for open local governance in the Philippines

Posted by Ian Jayson Hecita on September 3, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (1)



The Philippine Open Governance Framework

 

Under the present administration of President Benigno C. Aquino III, the Philippines havebannered good governance and the fight against corruption as its key programs.The government has recently committed to promote and implement Open Governanceas an overall governance framework. The framework shall guide policydevelopment and program implementation to foster transparency andaccountability in governance...

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Proposed Freedom of Information Bill: Transparency and Accountability in the Philippines

Posted by Tiffany G Padilla on August 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

In recent weeks, the Philippines has been rocked by news of scam and misappropriation of Priority Development Assistance Funds by select government officials. Some funds meant for development projects including infrastructure and other “soft” projects such as purchase of feeds and fertilizer and creation of scholarships were purportedly placed into non-existent or fraudulent non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

While there is still an investigation to be conducted, Filipi...

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ICTO-DOST creates the Philippine e-Government Interoperability Framework (PGIF)

Posted by Sherwin Ona on August 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Last July 22, 2013, the Information and Communications Technology Office, Department of Science and Technology (ICTO-DOST) formed a multi-stakeholder advisory group tasked to create the Philippine e-Government Interoperability Framework (PGIF). The PGIF aims to ensure interoperability with the intent to ensure the coherent exchange of information and services between various ICT systems of government. The PGIF shall also address interoperability concerns with its external and internal stakeho...

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The Philippines launches its E-Government Master Plan

Posted by Sherwin Ona on July 28, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Citing governance as one of the key ingredients for achieving the country’s development goals, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) launched the E-Government Master Plan (EGMP) for 2013-2016.

The EGMP is a blueprint for creating a transparent, collaborative and integrated Philippine government. The EGMP acknowledges the importance of ICT in facilitating an open and transparent government. It also highli...

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