Open the Gates: Will Open Data Initiatives Make Local Governments in the Philippines More Transparent?
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In 2011, the Department of Interior and Local Government of the Philippines mandated the implementation of the Full Disclosure Policy that requires local government units (LGUs) to post financial and procurement–related information in LGU websites. To date, more than 75% of the local government units in the country have complied. This research investigates whether the provision of local government information through government websites has affected both the providers of the information and its supposed audience–the public, as represented by citizen groups. To answer the questions, the researchers made use of a case study approach by selecting three provinces as research sties. The primary methods used were review of secondary data, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews.

 

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