CSI Partner Profile of the Week: CODE-NGO from the Philippines
Posted by civilsocietyindex on May 8, 2009
The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) is the Philippines’ largest network of social development NGOs, consisting of 6 national networks and 6 regional (sub-national) networks with a total membership base of over 1,800 NGOs, people’s organizations and cooperatives. The network takes advantage of its scale and synergy to influence public policy, provide leadership in Philippine civil society and increase the effectiveness of social development work in the country.
The network focuses on policy advocacy and partnership building in the public arena, as well as on developing the capacity and accountability of its member networks and affiliated organizations. CODE-NGO is currently engaged in advocating for a revision of the Philippine Constitution, but only after the current administration’s term ends. The network is also engaged in monitoring the budget of the Department of Agriculture, an agency which has been linked to numerous corruption scams in recent years.
CODE-NGO is not only pushing for good governance within government, but also within civil society itself. It continues to facilitate the “Building Successful Boards Seminar” for its member networks to help participants better understand their role in providing strategic direction and their fiduciary responsibilities to their organizations. As part of its efforts to improve Philippine Civil Society, it is also implementing the Civil Society Index Project.
For further information, please contact:
Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO)
69 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108, PHILIPPINES