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

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 Foundation. This story describes the transformational policy change in Philippines disaster risk reduction and management, the process undertaken to introduce the policy reform, and key lessons from the experience.

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Revamping Philippine Election Service

This story traces the efforts of the Coalitions for Change program and its reform partners on the passage of the Election Service Reform Act (ESRA). With this new law and its implementing rules, teachers can now opt out of election service and simultaneously create opportunities for ordinary, non-partisan citizens to serve as election staff. 

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Coalitions for Change helps promote Clark and ease Manila Airport Congestion

This paper details Coalitions for Change’s effort in using technical analysis and coalition building to contribute to the government’s policy commitment in developing Clark Airport as a second international gateway airport away from Manila.   

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Breakthrough Solution to Reduce Congestion in public schools

In  2016,  the Coalitions for Change (CfC) program assisted DepEd  to develop an analytical system, procedures, and issued guidelines to purchase a land parcel to establish a new school.  Two years after introducing the reform, 14 properties have been cumulatively purchased to build public schools on. This had the potential to accommodate some 57,000 students. The paper chronicles the process and challenges in achieving this breakthrough reform 

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Coalitions for Change: Expediting Philippine Government Land Titling

This story traces how Coalitions for Change (CfC) worked with government partners to develop and implement innovative strategies to introduce a policy which helped facilitate the titling of government-occupied parcels.

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Coalitions for Change Helps Title Public School Sites

This paper details how in 2015, the Coalitions for Change (CfC ) Program worked with the Department of Education(DepED) and Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) to help obtain land titles for 2,053 schools.

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Coalitions for Change and DSWD: Finding New Solutions to Safely House Informal Settler Families

This paper details the iterative process the Coalitions for Change (CfC ) Program undertook to identify and introduce an initial policy to help the government move ISF to safer areas.

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