Civil Society Brief: The Philippines
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This brief provides a rundown of the significant role civil society organizations (CSO) in the Philippines play in working alongside government to help cut poverty, promote human rights, and support inclusive economic growth.
It analyzes the roots of CSOs during the Philippines’ colonial era, outlines their ongoing work to monitor graft, and shows how they tackle environmental and social issues. It assesses the funding challenges as well as the legal and regulatory enabling environment for CSOs, and details how they work closely with ADB and other development partners to improve the lives of poor and marginalized people.