This manual reflects the principles of local governance espoused by a group of education and development oriented NGOs in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. The manual had its origins in a pilot training programme for local governance in which the NGO group placed grassroots participation at the centre of local governance. In this manual, the basic orientation course of the barangay (local administrative unit) training programme is outlined. Links are made between grassroots participation in local governance and participatory democracy in national policy.
IPG and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung