Overview

Best Practices - Thematic Area 1: Peoples' Participation in Planning and Decision Making

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Best Practice No 1: Decentralized and Community-led Policy-Making

Best Practice No 2: Community Participation in Upgrading the Old Collective Housing Areas

Best Practice No 3: People-Private-Public Partnership (PPPP) to Improve Local Infrastructure

Best Practices - Thematic Area 2: Institutional Governance

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Best Practice No 4: E-Government as the Breakthrough to Enhance Government Performance and Services

Best Practice No 5: Cooperation between Local Governments to Address Shared Needs

Best Practice No 6: Governance through Partnership Between the Municipality and the Community

Best Practice No 7: Participatory Urban Planning

Best Practice No 8: Public Institutional Innovation

Best Practice No 9: Strengthening of Local Self-Administrations: Revenues and Budget, Transparency and People’s Participation.

Best Practices - Thematic Area 3: Inclusive Urban Public Services

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Best Practice No 10: Constructed Wetland for Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Best Practice No 11: Low Carbon City

Best Practice No 12: Marikina Eco Savers Project

Best Practice No 13: City Disaster Coordinating Council

Best Practices - Thematic Area 4: Fiscal Management and Investment Planning

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Best Practice No 14: Humane Relocation and Empowerment of Street Vendors

Best Practice No 15: Preserving Old Town Architecture and Reviving Traditions as Tourist Attraction and Economic Driver

Best Practice No 16: Tubigon Mariculture Project

BEST PRACTICES - INTRODUCTION

In the first phase of project implementation, an intensive research was done to determine the success stories (best practices) in local governance in each of the five participating countries.

The best practices were chosen based on four aspects of local governance:

  1. Peoples' Participation in Planning and Decision Making;
  2. Institutional governance;
  3. Inclusive urban public services;
  4. Fiscal Management and Investment Planning.

There were two broad criteria for the selection of best practices:

  1. It can be transferred and adopted in countries and local governments with different political and cultural backgrounds;
  2. It can have a real impact in terms of improving the living conditions of rural people.

Specifically, the best practice projects should:

  • be innovative in one of the four aspects or fields in local governance;
  • have a high transferability potential, taking into account the administrative and political environment as well as socio-cultural factors;
  • be of sustainable character;
  • be reasonable in institutional as well as infinancial viability aspects;
  • be cost-efficient;
  • respect the Good Governance Principles of the United Nations.

From 27 proposals, the project selected 16 examples of best practices for replication in other places. The selection was done in a regional workshop with partners and all key stakeholders.