Submit your innovative barangay project idea and have a chance to win more than PHP 100,000 seed funding and tech support!

Is there a problem in your barangay that would you like to address?

Do you have a project idea to improve your barangay services but don’t know how to turn it into reality?

Join the Barangay Innovation Challenge 2022 and have the opportunity to:

  • Learn different government innovation methodologies and apply it to your project idea
  • Be mentored by experts and professionals about design, data analytics, prototyping, project management, and pitching
  • Receive financial support and seed funding as you accelerate your project idea

Deadline of applications is on January 15, 2022. Submit your entries today!

Since 2019, Bayanivation has trained hundreds of local public servants and youth leaders on design thinking and innovation

Bayanivation is a nationwide program that aims to spark civic innovation and digital transformation in local governance in the Philippines.

Supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, Bayanivation has worked with various local governments namely Pasig City, Sipalay City, and Del Carmen, Siargao.

Innovation for, by, and with the people

“And, yes, democracy is hard.  We all know that.  It works best with consensus and cooperation.  When people and parties that might have opposing views sit down and find ways to work together, things begin to work.”

– President Joe Biden, 46th President of the United States
Summit for Democracy, Dec 9-10, 2021

Bayanivation aims to strengthen democracy in the Philippines by bringing together citizens, public servants, youth leaders and empowering them to co-create solutions to address their community challenges.


Barangays are at the forefront of public service delivery across the country.

We believe that if we enable and empower barangay leaders to be more effective, efficient, and innovative, we are also directly improving the lives of the thousands of people that they are sworn to serve in their local communities.

Solution Categories

Health and Safety




Learn about previous Bayanivation entries created by local public servants and youth leaders 

For the last two years, Bayanivation has produced a roster of graduates who created innovative and citizen-centric solutions.

Check out our portfolio of previous solutions to inspire you in creating your barangay project proposal.


Bayanivation 2.0 now combines both the power of data and design for public sector innovation.

Using Mabini PH, a radically simple web and mobile-based technology that enables barangays to digitize simple government transactions and to easily collect data, the Top 20 barangays will be tasked to collect quantitative data, along with qualitative interviews.

They will use the data they gathered to improve and refine their solution ideas.

All the top 20 barangays will be given free access to the Mabini tool for the rest of the acceleration program.