Like other democracies, the Philippines still has its challenges, not least in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
This assessment of democracy at the local level in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was conducted by the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) and the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID).
The assessment brings into the debate the citizens’ take on a wide range of issues, including transparency and accountability, local governance, social and economic development, and electoral reforms.
Acronyms and abbreviations
2. The Region in Context
3. Representative Democracy
4. Participatory Democracy
5. The Prospect of Democracy in the ARMM: Summary and Recommendations
List of Key Informants
Key Informants Interviewed in Manila
Focus Group Discussion Participants