One of the major changes sweeping the world today is the increasing recognition of the changing role of local governments in development and rural reconstruction. Undergirding these changes is a realization that participation is a key to good local governance. It is within this context that this book on Enhancing Participation in Local Governance: Experiences from the Enhancing Participation in Local Governance: Experiences from the Philippines is very timely. This source book zeroes in on the participatory approaches in local governance which is a key feature of the devolution process in the Philippines. As a source book, it tried to incorporate the vital aspects of the specific topics on local governance as drawn from the original materials surveyed. This book will indeed be useful for all stakeholders in local governance, be they local government practitioners at the local or national level, trainors, researchers and academics.