CPA experience in the Philippines

The Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) project goal was to institutionalize the engagement between the Philippines’ Commission on Audit (COA) staff and citizens on participatory audit. The overall outcome was to pilot citizen-government partnerships to support the institutionalization of participatory audit in COA. Intermediate outcomes focused on establishing (1) an enabling framework, and a (2) enabling civil society to articulate its citizen agenda.

The CPA project officially started in November 26, 2012 with a Memorandum of Agreement signed between COA and its civil society partners. The initiative used constructive engagement as an approach in working with both government and civil society. In constructive engagement, the key actors are the state and its citizens. To sustain the approach, spaces for participation have to be created where mutual trust and openness are required to facilitate meaningful and sustained dialogue and negotiation.

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Citizen Participatory Audit Policy Framework

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