How People’s Participation is Realized in the Philippine Local Governments: An Empirical Study on the Local Development Council
Kenichi Nishimura (Osaka University)
Since Local Government Code of 1991 was enacted, we have observed various efforts for decentralization in the Philippines. One of the most important elements of this decentralization is to promote people’s participation in local governance. And to realize this, Local Government Code 1991 provides local development council (hereafter, LDC) among others in each local government (hereafter, LGU). LDC, however, is said not have been functioning properly to realize people’s participation in policy process although more and more LGUs had started to enact it. Therefore, this paper provides an overview on the extent of diffusion of LDC in the Philippines utilizing the results of our elite survey entitled “2011 Local Government Survey in the Philippines”, which the principal investigator was Fumio Nagai of Osaka City University.
With the findings from our quantitative analysis, we will see how LDCs are operated in the LGUs and how they contribute to the improvement in the performance of LGUs in the Philippines. For this analysis, we mainly used the analysis of variance (ANOVA) and regression analysis to see the detail of functioning of LDCs and their effects to the promotion of the performance of LGUs.
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