Participatory Planning and Budgeting Monograph

Watch out for the 10 participatory planning and budgeting case
studies in the monograph of the "Dissemination Component of the
Developing Community Capacities for Pro-Poor Budgeting and Local
Government Accountability for Poverty Reduction."  The monograph will
feature the cases of:
o      Antique
o      Asipulo, Ifugao
o      Bato, Catanduanes
o      Dauin, Negros Occidental
o      Kapangan, Benguet
o      La Trinidad, Benguet
o      Mahaplag and Tacloban, Leyte
o      Maragusan, Compostela Valley
o      Naguilian, La Union
o      San Lorenzo and Sibunag, Guimaras

The cases will present the challenges, experiences and lessons of
implementing NGOs under the Local Anti-Poverty Program II, a joint
project of CODE-NGO and World Bank.

Book on Federalism and Multiculturalism

Due for release on June 2006, this book will contain the conference
papers, proceedings and some integrating papers from the
International Conference on Federalism and Multiculturalism held last
3-4 October 2005 at the Peninsula Manila. Some of the papers will
feature the cases of multicultural federalism in Switzerland,
Belgium, Canada, Malaysia, Spain, Australia and Micronesia; and their
relevance to the Philippine situation. The book is being sponsored by
the Embassy of Switzerland in Manila.