The case studies in this book engage with classic issues of design and implementation, prompting us to think deeply about the transformative power of governance and how to harness it affect change.


After years of pushing for reforms in various national- and local-level government institutions, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) has witnessed firsthand the transformative power of governance as a positive complement to the massive sharing success stories from our experience to help advance the speed and scale of reforms in the Philippine public sector, as well as to plant the seeds of change in neighboring countries where growth is still stifled by corrupt and inefficient government practices.

We want to affect a change in public mindset in the Philippines, where government as a whole is viewed as unwilling to take steps toward lasting reforms or even as indifferent to the interests of the people. Our true and concrete stories of success can stand as proof that there are public sector institutions that have been able to transform themselves to serve as models of governance for many others. Moreover, these 12 inspiring stories of governance identify people participation as key to real change and therefore hold every Filipino citizen to a higher standard.

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