Governance and Public Policy (GPP) Program

Arellano A. Colongon Jr., Program Head 

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The present Governance and Public Policy (GPP) Program continues the tradition of two previous phases that studied governance issues from the early days of the Cordillera Studies Center.  The two previous phases received financial support from the Ford Foundation and The Asia Foundation.  Phase 1 (1987 to 1991) focused on “” Phase 2 (1991 to 1993) studied the changes brought about by the then newly-enacted Republic Act 7160 or the 1991 Local Government Code, specifically the “linkage between citizens and local government officials in development policy making.”  

The main goal of the GPP of the present program is to promote good governance and a dynamic civil society in the Cordillera and Northern Luzon.   By this we mean (1) to provide inputs to policy makers as well as skills training for program implementers towards improved local governance and administration in the Cordillera and northern Luzon; (2) to monitor public opinion and perceptions regarding policies and local government performance in the region; and (3) to provide a venue for dialogue and consultation among stakeholders regarding relevant issues of the day.  

The Strategies

There are three strategies to achieve the program’s objectives, namely, the 

  1. Research Component.  This is the main component of the program, comprising different researches to generate knowledge and information that would be used as policy inputs and to promote good governance.  
  2. Community Partnership and Dialogue Component.  This component comprises the skills training and other extension services within the competence of the human resource pool of the program
  3. Institution-Building Component.  This component caters to UP Baguio’s institutional need to provide a venue for actual research and extension activities as well as for training and development of the faculty and students in various aspects of research and extension work, such as research project conceptualization, research program management, designing capability building programs, deriving curricular inputs from research, facilitation of group processes, and the like, for various target groups within and outside the university.   

On-going Projects (as of Second Semester, 2012-2013)

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