Coalitions for Change

 

Funding the Front Liners: New Disaster Fund Rules to Help Local Governments

August 2, 2017

Publication

On March 14, 2017, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council approved new rules administering the use of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund. The new Rules represent the culmination of a Coalitions for Change (CfC) effort that began in June 2015 under the Partnership of the Australian Government and The Asia Found… Read more

 

Creative Development Aid Modalities: Alleviating School Congestion in the Philippines

June 28, 2017

Publication

This paper features a reform in basic education aimed at reducing congestion for public schools in the Philippines. The reform journey covers five years, and examines how Coalitions for Change mobilized a team, listened to local knowledge and experiences, pursued reform conjectures amidst changing political and development landscape, and finally ar… Read more

 

Airport Congestion in the Philippines Sees Improvements

May 24, 2017

Blog

One month from now, Rodrigo Duterte will mark his first year as president of the Philippines. While other more controversial aspects of his policies have captured international headlines during his first year, including a brutal war against drugs, and yesterday’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao, the Duterte administration is continuing to fo… Read more

 

Coalitions for Change Helps Promote Clark, Ease Manila Airport Congestion

April 21, 2017

Publication

The severe congestion in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Philippines’ international gateway, is hampering growth and investments. Designed for 30 million passengers but possessing a single runway, NAIA is prone to flight delays. Using technical analysis and coalition building, Coalitions for Change’s effort contributed to the governm… Read more

Congested classroom in the Philippines 

School Congestion in the Philippines: A Breakthrough Solution

April 5, 2017

Blog

Each June, over 21 million elementary and high school students start a new school year in the Philippines, and almost 4 million of them, or 18 percent of the entire student population, will be forced to attend extremely overcrowded public schools. In urban areas, some classes hold over 100 students—well beyond the Department of Education’s (DepEd)… Read more

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Oxfam: So is ‘Doing Development Differently’ a movement now? And if so, where’s it going?

March 30, 2017

Media Coverage

Oxfam’s From Poverty to Power blogs about The Asia Foundation’s Coalitions for Change program and Program Director for Economic Reform and Development Entrepreneurship Jaime Faustino: It seems we have few examples of successful practice here – the Coalitions for Change program in the Philippines is one, led by Jaime Faustino of The Asia Foundation.

 

Breakthrough Solution to Reduce Congestion in Public Schools

February 9, 2017

Publication

Overcrowded classrooms, a prevalent problem for the Philippines, have a negative impact on students’ learning. Almost four million students (about 18 percent of the student population) attend congested public schools. In urban areas, some classes hold as many as 100 students – well beyond the Department of Education’s (DepEd) prescribed 45 students… Read more

 

Coalitions for Change: Expediting Philippine Government Land Titling

February 8, 2017

Publication

New rules issued: titling Philippine government land now easier and faster Many Philippine national agencies and local governments continue to occupy untitled land, exposing the government facilities to the risk of displacement should there be usurpation or claims of ownership for the lands occupied. The Philippine government issued a policy to fac… Read more

 

Coordinating Roads and Infrastructure Investments for Development

July 20, 2016

Publication

The Australian Embassy and The Asia Foundation, through the Coalitions for Change (CfC) flagship program, hopes to effect policy reform by encouraging civil society, the private sector, the academe, and the government to work together and contribute to transformative change. One of CfC’s key reform agenda is to rationalize infrastructure planning a… Read more

 

Coalitions for Change: Improving Readiness for Senior High School (SHS) in the Philippines

June 20, 2016

Publication

The Australian Embassy and The Asia Foundation, through its Coalitions for Change (CfC) flagship program, hopes to effect policy reform by encouraging civil society, the private sector, the academe, and the government to work together and contribute to transformative change. One of CfC‘s key reform agenda is to support the Philippine Government’s K… Read more

 

Coalitions for Change and DSWD

June 20, 2016

Publication

In November 2014, around 200 Informal Settler Families (ISF) voluntarily moved from their homes in dangerous waterway areas in Metro Manila to safer areas within the city. The transfer of these families represented the culmination of an activity that began in mid-2013 by the Coalitions for Change (CfC) program, a Partnership between the Australian… Read more

 

Coalitions for Change Helps Title Public School Sites

June 20, 2016

Publication

A surprising 90 percent of 46,379 sites of Philippine public schools are not properly titled.  This is problematic because schools may be vulnerable to usurpation and adverse claims of ownership if their rights to the property remain unclear. The Coalitions for Change (CfC) program worked with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of E… Read more