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Technologies for governance

GOVERNANCE is a process that involves both the government and the governed. In other words, in order for governance to work, the government and...

Rethinking local development councils

AS THE saying goes, “You get what you pay.” Add to that the idiom “If you give peanuts, you get...

Re-inventing prov’l dev’t councils

THE LOCAL Government Code (LGC) clearly defines the functions of the Provincial Development Councils (PDCs) aside from the functions of the Barangay Development Councils...

Climate and poverty

THERE appears to be a global shift in the thinking about global warming. From the previous thinking that climate change...

The cycle of poverty reduction

POVERTY reduction is a cycle that starts with wealth creation. Or to be more precise, it starts with livelihood generation.

Equal access to public services

I HAVE PREVIOUSLY written about a national development framework that focuses on justice, education, wellness, environment and livelihood (acronym JEWEL for short).

A strategy for water security

THE WATER deposits at Angat Dam went down to a critical level recently. That should already be a wakeup call for us, and that...

Automation of production

I REMEMBER those days when it was very difficult to build and deploy Local Area Networks (LANs) in office and factory environments. At that...

Development measurement model

AS A MEMBER country of the United Nations (UN), we are bound by our international obligations to comply with global development measurement programs such...

National Water Security Index

I AM FAMILIAR with the concept of food security, but still I was surprised to find out that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) cAme...

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