IHOPE Project Presented to Philippine Election Stakeholders

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
IHOPE Project Presented to Philippine Election Stakeholders

In 2015, Thailand’s King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI) partnered with the Ateneo Development Studies Program and the Universities and Research Councils Network on Innovation for Inclusive Development in Southeast Asia (UNIID-SEA Inc.) to engage in joint research activities, the first one of which is the development of a performance framework for independent electoral commissions in the ASEAN Region, based initially on the experiences of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) of the Philippines and the Electoral Commission of Thailand (ECT).

The first output of this study, completed in 2017, was a prototype of a blended performance indicator framework for Inclusive, Honest, Orderly, and Peaceful Elections (IHOPE). This year, the IHOPE framework was used to assess the actual election-related experience of a small sample of registered voters in Metro Manila, the inputs from which was crafted into a "Voters Outlook on the Upcoming May 2019 Elections in the Philippines: A Projective Performance Assessment of the Electoral System", and was also translated into an online tool for electoral system assessment. This follow-up initiative was done to demonstrate the usability of the IHOPE framework in gathering key information from not only targeted respondents but also potentially from the wider public.

Last August 1, 2018, IHOPE Project and the results of the study were presented to key Philippine election stakeholders, including representatives from the COMELEC, election monitoring CSOs, and faculty and student social engagement units of Ateneo de Manila and Ateneo de Davao.

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