Assessment of the BUB Program: Improving Access of Local Communities to Basic Services and Strengthening Social Capital

Published By: Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS | Published Date: December, 01 , 2017

The Aquino administration through the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC) and Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Cluster (GGACC) launched the Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) exercise in 2012 in time for the preparation of the 2013 National Expenditure Program. The BUB process is one of the major reform initiatives of the Aquino administration and has been tagged as such from several perspectives. First, it is seen as a component of its budget reform thrusts that are aimed at making the national government budgeting process more responsive to local needs. Second, the BUB is also viewed as part of the democracy/ empowerment reform as it opens another avenue for people’s participation in local planning and budgeting and for generating demand for good governance at the local level. Third, it is also be perceived as part of local governance reform in the sense that it provides incentives for good local governance.

Author(s): Rosario G. Manasan, Catharine E. Adaro, Lovely Ann C. Tolin | Posted on: Jul 05, 2018 | Views() | Download (553)

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