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Do You Have A Bright Idea?

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For our LGUs, Academic and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who have a bright idea for their municipality or organization but cash strapped, go join in the next year Project Grant competition.

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Management is handled by a World Bank-based Core Team, in close coordination with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Local Government Academy (LGA). Overall guidance is provided by the World Bank Country Director and the DILG Undersecretary for Local Government.

Panibagong Paraan 2008: Building Partnerships for Effective Local Governance

Panibagong Paraan 2008, with the theme "Building Partnerships for Effective Local Governance", invited ideas for projects that help improve citizens' quality of life through effective local governance. Panibagong Paraan welcomed projects that seek to promote, strengthen or institutionalize indigenous mechanisms for participatory governance. Proposed projects aim to build and utilize multi-stakeholder partnerships to:

  • improve transparency and accountability in governance,
  • broaden and improve quality of citizen participation in governance,
  • strengthen collaboration among stakeholders, and
  • improve responsiveness and efficiency of public services.

To ensure the sustainability of initiatives, project proposals were encouraged to focus on, or integrate an advocacy component for the development of ordinances/laws or policies at the local or national level that will improve local governance.

  • Civil society organizations (CSOs), including cooperatives, people’s organizations, non-government organizations, foundations, faith-based and inter-faith organizations, civic organizations, and business/commerce and industry associations.
  • Academic and research institutions, including academic-based foundations and outreach programs.

Local government units, other government agencies, other CSOs or academic and research institutions, and/or private companies could be indicated as co-proponents or partner organizations. To ensure sustainability, partnership with relevant LGU/s is encouraged for projects that require integration into LGU processes.


Panibagong Paraan provides grants for projects that can be completed within one year. Project grants of up to PhP1 Million will be awarded for the implementation of winning project proposals. The actual grant amount will be based on the budget submitted for the proposed project. Proposals should provide for counterpart contributions (from the proponent organization and its partner organizations), in cash or kind, amounting to at least 30% of total project cost.

Project Categories
  • Governance and Administration
  • Delivery of Basic Social Services (including health and nutrition, education, housing, energy)
  • Livelihood/Enterprise Development
  • Environmental Management
Sources of Project Grants and Special Awards:

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)/Philippines Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP), Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), City of Puerto Princesa, Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD), British Embassy, Team Energy Foundation, The Asia Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank Civil Society Fund.

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