Global Development Network

Project Title:  Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability

Funding Agencies:  Global Development Network, UK Department for International Development (DfID), and Results for Development Institute (R4D)
Inclusive Dates:  April 2009 – March 2013
Project Head:  Emilio T. Antonio Jr., Ph.D.
Research Team:  Bienvenido Nito, Cid Terosa, Ph.D., Ferdinand Maquito, Ph.D., Columbus Maquito, Aurora Hidalgo, Ernest Marc Castillo, Leilani Maquito, Jonathan Alforte, Rachel Belandres


  1. To improve public expenditure monitoring and analysis, and dev’t. of policy alternative
  2. To increase the use of evidence-based policy reforms in social services and infrastructure
  3. To develop internationally comparable information on public expenditures, incidence, effectiveness, and policy alternatives
  4. To create a strong network of institutions to share materials and communications

Methodology:  Program budget expenditure analysis, benefit incidence analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis

To know more about this project, contact Ms. Aurora Hidalgo at