– Linking ICTs and Citizen Monitoring | World Bank Institute (WBI)

The World Bank Institute (WBI) is a global connector of knowledge, learning and innovation for poverty reduction. We connect practitioners and institutions to help them find suitable solutions to their development challenges. With a focus on the "how" of reform, we link knowledge from around the world and scale up innovations. Read More »


Tuesday, May 1, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
World Bank "I" building, 1850 Eye Street, Washington, DC,Room I2-250


Watch a recording of the event.

View Videos on Check My School

“Check My School” ( is an interactive platform and a comprehensive database on the government's education services that allows parents, students and educators in the Philippines to monitor school funding and report on any issues, such as teacher absence or misuse of funds. The project was launched by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP).

Following the path of the Philippines, Moldova has been developing a similar platform.

The BBL will address the results one year into the project in the Philippines and how Moldova is learning from Issues of scale and replication will also be discussed.

Dondon Parafina
Network Coordinator, Affiliated Network for Social Accountability,
East Asia and the Pacific Region

Aleem Walji
Manager, World Bank Institute Innovation Practice

Oleg Petrov
Knowledge Coordinator, World Bank ICT Sector Unit

Michael Trucano
Senior ICT & Education Specialist, World Bank Human Development Network

Rachel Winter Jones
Senior Communications Officer, World Bank Institute

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

For more information

CheckMySchool website

CheckMySchool interactive map

World Bank Institute story

World Bank blog

Dondon Parafina is the Network Coordinator of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP), a regional program of the Ateneo School of Government and WBI. Beyond Check My School, his network assignment covers Cambodia, Indonesia and Mongolia and the Philippines. His work on social accountability is advancing ideas and practices in various fields, particularly procurement, ICT, youth involvement, and key sectors of education, health and public works. Prior to ANSA-EAP, he was Coordinator of Government Watch or G-Watch, where he coordinated various citizen participation initiatives, such as "Textbook Count."


Mike Trucano is the World Bank's Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, serving as the World Bank's focal point on the topic within the education sector and leads the World Bank's related analytical work on under its flagship System Assessment & Benchmarking Education For Results initiative as it relates to information and communication technologies (SABER-ICT). In addition, Mike provides advice and support to World Bank country-level education projects seeking to utilize ICTs in various ways in multiple countries around the world; current areas of activity include ICT/education policy development, the use of mobile phones in education, ICT and education indicators, 'new economy skills for Africa,' development of national ICT/education agencies, child Internet safety, and low-cost 'ICT devices'. A frequent public speaker on the use of ICTs in education around the world, and on ICT use for development purposes more broadly, he is also the principal contributor to the World Bank's widely read EduTech blog and co-chairs the World Bank's internal cross-sectoral thematic group on ICT and education.


Aleem Walji, is the Practice Manager of World Bank Institute’s Innovation Team. He oversees the Development Marketplace program which provides social entrepreneurs access to early stage, mezzanine, and growth financing for the delivery of public goods. Mr. Walji also oversees projects focused on Open Government, Transparency and Accountability. As part of his role, Aleem leads efforts related to Open Data, Open Innovation and managing the Bank's competition management platform designed to surface solutions to complex development problems.

Prior to joining WBI, Aleem served as a Head of Global Development Initiatives at, with a focus on eastern Africa. He led efforts related to increasing transparency and accountability in government and supporting the growth of small and medium-size enterprises in Africa. Aleem was also the first CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in Syria. His particular interests lie in rural economic development, entrepreneurship, and public-private partnerships. He completed his bachelor's degree in Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology from Emory University and his master's degree in International Development and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

EduTech, the World Bank’s ICT in education thematic group, Human Development Network (HDNED)
Open Development Technology Alliance (ODTA)
Affiliated Network for Social Accountability East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP)