The International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance is a membership-based, non-profit organization that was founded in August 2005 and registered in January 2006 with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission.
Its 10 founding members served cabinet-level positions in the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo administration and resigned in July 2005 in response to allegations of electoral fraud in 2004 presidential elections.
INCITEGov began as a venue for democratic leaders in key government and civil society positions who, upon serving and crossing over from public service to private enterprise and vice versa, remained committed to strengthening democracy in the Philippines.
Today, it serves as an institutional nucleus for a reform-centered democratic movement in the Philippines. INCITEGov aims to develop and operationalize a policy agenda that links democratic politics, good governance, and development outcomes in critical reform areas.
Public Fiscal Management
Transparency and accountability
New framework in governance discourse
Building sustained partnerships
INCITEGov’s membership composed of uniquely positioned reform advocates and constituencies in business, civil society, communities and political formations, who are committed to strengthening the democratic agenda and national development
Security Sector Reform is, in the Philippines, a relatively new framework in governance discourse. It has developed as different countries now recognize the linkage between security and development, thus broadening the definition of security to include the well-being of the population and respect for human rights.
The program seeks to strengthen transparency, accountability and citizen participation in the Philippine National Budget Process. It will lay the foundation for more objective, non-adversarial and mutually-beneficial engagement between and among budget network partners, national government agencies, and other stakeholders.
This program focuses on building sustained partnerships to strengthen Philippine democratic institutions. It transforms and enhances relationships wherein the bureaucracy and civil society continuously dialogue, recognizing each others’ range of capabilities, sharing successful experiences and identifying areas of particular difficulties in a manner that enriches the reform process and informs a broader constituency.
The People Power Volunteers for Reform is a national network of local/geographic citizens volunteer assemblies and national volunteer organizations that have committed to work together and be involved in the challenge to help realize the “Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap” promise, which they made to themselves, their communities, and the nation.