Kala M. Finn
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The Asia Foundation and ODI Launch Study Series The Asia Foundation and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) recently launched a new paper series called "Working Politically in Practice."
November 19, 2014
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Rapid Field Appraisal (RFA) of Decentralization in the Philippines (2010)09/01/2010
The Rapid Field Appraisal (RFA) was developed as a monitoring tool by the USAID-funded Local Development Assistance Program (LDAP), and produced a wealth of information that was intended "to give decision-makers in the Philippines a ground level feel of what was happening throughout the country in the process of Code implementation." This RFA focuses on the progress of decentralization on the ground, i.e., what the local governments have done in exercising the powers that were devolved to them as provided by the 1991 Local Government Code (LGC), as well as the benefits to the people that followed from them.