June 1, 2008
Galing Pook Foundation

Through the survey research method, Bulacan, Philippines, has placed project planning into a higher plane, one that sets aside political interests. Under the Constituent Responsive Governance project, the Bulacan provincial government used the survey research method to get truly representative citizen’s feedback on projects. By doing so, chances for costly mistakes are minimized. "Surveys make decisions apolitical," Governor Josefina dela Cruz says. Proof that it is not politically costly, she says, is the fact that "I'm still here."

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