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    Public-private community partnerships in management and delivery of water to urban poor: the case of Metro Manila

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001
    Since the privatization of Manila’s water supply and sanitation services, different forms and levels of partnerships have emerged to provide basic services to the poor. How well do these partnerships work? Have they increased access to water for the urban poor? This paper examines public-private partnerships in the management and delivery of water to the urban poor in Metro Manila.
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    Intellectual and cultural property rights of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Asia

    Minority Rights Group International, 2003
    This report looks at efforts by the UN and governments to protect indigenous and tribal heritage from exploitation; the pressures on governments to allow exploitation of indigenous knowledge; the many initiatives taken by Asian indigenous and tribal peoples to protect their heritage; and the effects of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the Trade-Related Aspects of International
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    Decentralisation and its implications for reproductive health: the Philippines experience

    Reproductive Health Matters, 2003
    This paper, from Reproductive Health Matters (RHM), examines the decentralisation of the Philippines health sector that took place in the 1990s. The paper looks at the impact of decentralisation on the financing and delivery of services, institutional capacity, health personnel, quality of care, and local representation.
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    Mining Ombudsman: annual report 2003

    Oxfam, 2003
    The paper argues that self-regulation of mining companies has proved an ineffective guarantee to communities negatively affected by mining operations. It calls for an independent, formal complaints mechanism for the Australian mining industry.
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    Private sector participation in water and sanitation: promises and pitfalls

    id21 Development Research Reporting Service, 2002
    The perception that governments cannot efficiently provide water and sanitation (WSS) services has led to greatly increased private sector participation (PSP). Are regulatory regimes ensuring that service providers do not exploit their customers? Can PSPs save water and make it safer? Are the poor getting basic services?
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    The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act [Philippines]

    Civil Society and Governance Programme, IDS, 2000
    The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) is considered a landmark legislation in the area of social justice and human rights.
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    The Philippine Council for Sustainable Development

    Civil Society and Governance Programme, IDS, 2000
    One of the main proposals that came out of the Rio Summit was the formulation of a national sustainable development council in each of the participating countries. Within three months from the conclusion of the Rio Summit, the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) was set up.
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    Women and micro-finance programs

    Civil Society and Governance Programme, IDS, 2000
    The provision of micro-finance for women is now also regarded not only as an instrument for poverty alleviation but also for women's empowerment. Whilst Filipino women have traditionally not had access to resources, in the latter part of the 1980s, a trend emerged towards increasing women's participation in socio-economic work.
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    Clean air legislation [in the Philippines]

    Civil Society and Governance Programme, IDS, 2000
    The Clean Air Law or Republic Act No. 8749 uses unique legislative language centered on the principles of sustainable development and "polluters must pay". This case study focuses on the work and experience of Greenpeace and the Clean Air Coalition in their pursuit of securing this landmark legislation.
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    Anti-poverty programs [in the Philippines]

    Civil Society and Governance Programme, IDS, 2000
    Poverty is one of the perennial problems that all administrations in the Philippines had to deal with. The basic concern of this case study is to examine the nature, extent, and impact of civil society participation in both the Social Reform Council (SRC) and the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC).

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