The implementation of the RESOURCEGov Project (Phase 1) proved that certain governance issues can be addressed at the local level. This has been demonstrated by the results of the project’s external evaluation which indicated an increased participation of CSOs in local governance, particularly in planning, budgeting and monitoring of LGU performance and projects/budgets using transparency tools, systems and mechanisms such as ODK/Qlik, LITS, CSIS and CSO desks. Evaluation results have also shown that the project has helped improved the local capacities of partner LGUs to increase their local revenue collection through ODK-based tax mapping, updating/drafting of revenue/investment and economic enterprise codes and streamlining of business processes. Instrumental to the success of the project is the partnership and active engagement of the DILG, DBM, LGUs and CSOs in the target areas.
With these encouraging gains, the project seeks to share/replicate these replicable practices on good local governance to other LGUs and CSOs in Mindanao while sustaining its high impact intervention to the existing partner LGUs/CSOs in the region. Hence, this RESOURCEGov Phase 2 project, which is supported again by the European Union.