WORLD BANK PANIBAGONG PARAAN 2008
Representatives of 15 civil society organizations whose innovative community project ideas won them funding support from the Australian Government through the Philippine Development Innovation Marketplace Panibagong Paraan 2008 pose during the awarding ceremonies at the SM Megatrade Hall. With them are Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Usec Austere Panadero (front row, 7th from left), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Minister Counsellor Titon Mitra, World Bank Country Director Bert Hofman (back row, 2nd and 4th from left respectively), and Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP) Program Coordinator Lody Padilla (front row, 8th from left).
AusAID through PACAP is the biggest contributor to the Panibagong Paraan 2008 project grant competition. PACAP will provide up to Php 15 million of the total Php 33 million grant funds contributed by different donor agencies. The biennial search, organised by World Bank this year in partnership with DILG-Local Government Academy, is a unique bazaar of innovative ideas that provide solutions to the most pressing social and economic concerns of our country; ideas that deliver results and have the potential to be expanded or replicated.