A well-functioning democracy is part of what ultimately fosters inclusive growth and development. A well-functioning democracy affords citizens to hold elected government officials accountable for their actions, and enables them to more closely align public policy with their needs.

Meaningful reforms in the economy and society are hard to come by with leaders whose surnames represent more of the same. It is high time to implement policies that change the rules of the game and invite new players with fresh ideas to the political arena.



This website contains materials generated by the Building an Inclusive Democracy consortium ranging from datasets, research papers, op-eds, and other publications. It also hosts the Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN book, a collection of cutting-edge policy research providing evidence on the evolving democratic political landscape in Asia (particularly ASEAN) and the Philippines, its links to social and economic prospects of the vast majority, and the efforts to advance political and economic reforms.