Authors: Joy Aceron (Editor)
Publication type: Book
Published by: Government Watch, Accountability Research Center
Going Vertical is a result of action-research collaboration between Government Watch (G-Watch) and the Accountability Research Center (ARC) on multi-level citizen action for accountability. This book investigates how one strategic approach to citizen accountability – vertical integration – enabled seven reform initiatives in the Philippines to gain meaningful results. Filipino summaries of the seven case studies in Chapter 4 are also available for download. Table of Contents Chapter 1. Introduction: Studying vertically integrated approaches to citizen-led reforms (Joy Aceron and Francis Isaac) Chapter 2. Doing accountability differently: Vertically integrated civil society policy monitoring and advocacy (Jonathan Fox) Chapter 3. Contextualizing vertical integration in Philippine civil society (Joy Aceron and Francis Isaac) Chapter 4. Case studies 4.1 Mobilizing citizens for transparency and accountability in education through Textbook Count (Joy Aceron) 4.2 Campaigning for agrarian reform in the Bondoc Peninsula (Francis Isaac and Danilo Carranza) 4.3 Empowering communities for housing and community services (Benedict G. Nisperos and Federick Vincent Marcelo) 4.4 Intensifying the anti-mining campaign (Benedict G. Nisperos and Rhia Muhi) 4.5 Campaigning for the rights of Indigenous Peoples (Benedit G. Nisperos and Romeo Saliga) 4.6 Advancing reproductive health rights (Marlon Lara Cornelio) 4.7 Building disaster resilient communities (Marlon Lara Cornelio) Chapter 5. Synthesis: Lessons from vertically integrated reform campaigns in the Philippines (Francis Isaac and Joy Aceron) This book is an expanded version of a research report published in December 2016, supported by a grant from Making All Voices Count (MAVC). The research was conducted in 2015 and 2016 by a team of researchers from the Philippines through the G-Watch Program that was then housed in the Ateneo School of Government, in partnership with the Accountability Research Center at American University, Washington DC, USA, and the Institute of Development Studies, UK.