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1 BUSINESS-FRIENDLY AND COMPETITIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS Coaching Business-Friendly and Competitive LGUs for LEIPOs 21-22 January 2015 Brentwood Suites, Quezon City

2 Recent Updates The Philippines placed 52nd out of 144 economies in the prestigious rankings, versus59th in 2013. Since 2010, when the Aquino administration took office, the country has gained 33 places – the largest over the period among all countries studied.59th in 2013. Since 2010, when the Aquino administration took office, the country has gained 33 places – the largest over the period among all countries studied. – “Philippines are among the most improved in the annual survey of 189 economies”

3 DILG PROGRAM FRAMEWORK Poverty in multiple dimensions reduced and massive quality employment created Economic Development Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Human Development and Poverty Reduction Good Governance and Anti- corruption Security, Justice and Peace KRAs/ Sector Outcomes INTERNAL GOVERNANCE LG Capacity Development, Performance Oversight and Awards/Incentives Business-Friendly and Competitive LGUs Environment-Protective, Climate Change Adaptive and Disaster Resilient LGUs Accountable, Transparent, Participative and Effective Local Governance Accountable, Transparent, Participative and Effective Local Governance Socially-Protective and Safe LGUs State of Local Governance improved DILG Outcome Areas MFO Societal Outcome DILG Programs/Projects/Activities (from Locally-funded and Regular funds) PPAs

4 BUSINESS-FRIENDLINESS AND COMPETITIVENESS This is a condition where LGUs spur sustainable economic and inclusive growth by engaging the business sector by promoting local trade/business and generating employment. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES  Improve capacity of LGUs in engaging business sector, promoting local trade / businesses and generating employment following reforms in their business environment  Enhance LGU competitiveness towards increasing sustainable growth and ensuring that growth is inclusive

5 Desired Outcomes for a Business-Friendly and Competitive LGU 1.Updated and approved CLUP/Zoning Ordinance as well as CDPs/sector plans to guide location and focus of investments 2.Structure leading local economic investment and incentive promotion (eg. LGU LEIPOs w/ capacity to perform their LED roles) 3.Local policies and ordinances for business and investment attraction and retention consistent with national investment policies (Local Investment and Incentives Code, Local Revenue Code, Local Tourism, etc) 4.Streamlined transactional services (BPLS, building/construction permits, occupancy permits, sanitation and fire clearances) 5.LGU Roadmap to attract investments and generate employment (ie LGU Business Plan) 6.Active partnership with business sector (implementation of a PPP project) 7.Basic Infrastructure to support local businesses (roads, power, IT support)

6 DILG Outcome Area: Business- friendly and competitive LGUs Calls for local governments to work with the private sector and other stakeholders to improve local economic services

7 “A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy.” - Rod Blagojevich “Governments across the globe realize the private sector is an important motor of development and job creation. And they realize it’s important to have the right regulations that enable the development of the private sector.” -Rita Ramalho, WB-IF

8 Local Economic Development Business Friendly and Competitive LGUs Enabling Environment for BFCL - Cap Building of Investment Promotion Office/r (LEIPO) - Formulation of Business Plan - Updating CDP, CLUP, LIIC, LRC - Information Portal (SparkBIz) Simplifying Regulatory Systems Streamlining BPLS Streamlining Building/Occupa ncy Permits Automation of BPLS and other RS Local Infrastructure Support Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF) Special Local Road Fund (SLRF) Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan at Daan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran KALSADA Workforce Development Skills Training for Accelerated Growth in Local Government (STAG-LG )

9 DILG’s LED Program as a Vehicle for Enabling Business Friendliness and Competitiveness: Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED):

10 LGSP-LED is implemented through DILGs: BLGD Local Government Academy (LGA) Regional and provincial officesProvincial Offices Private Sector Partners (PCCI, NCC) Approaches Convergence Capacity development LED Information Portal (Sparkbiz)

11 Convergence (or Economic Transformation Teams) work with other national government agencies and private sector

12 RETT: Mobilizing National Government Agencies to Support LGUs LGUs/Allianc es/TDAs DADOLEDILGDOTDTIDPWHDENR

13 Capacity Development LED4LGUs curriculum- a capdev program for LEIPOs and LED team to enhance LED knowledge and skills; delivered through a knowledge network composed of industry and private sector partners, local resource institutions and select LGUs Capacity-building in other LED and BFCL interventions

14 Establishment of LED INFORMATION PORTAL (SPARKBIZ) http://sparkbiz.phhttp://sparkbiz.ph Bring business and LGUs together ➔ by providing up-​to-​date investment information that matters, straight from the LGUs themselves ➔ to drive and spark economic development in more places in the country Facilitate generation of info requirement for ➔ PCCI’s Most Business-Friendly Awards ➔ NCC’s Most Competitive LGUs

15 Partnership with the Private Sector Working partnership with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, and other private groups, and other those working for the private sector such as NCC. Constant dialogues and consultations with private sector groups/organizations Consider recommendations from chambers (e.g. Arangaka Report of JFCC)

16 Support LED Local Projects Creating Business- friendly LGUs LGU policies, plans and systems Investment promotion Accessing business support services Destination marketing Building Competitive Tourism Sector Tourism circuit planning Workforce Development Product and market enhancement

17 Since 2008, the local projects in 9 sites have achieved results in terms of improved local economic conditions 2,269 direct jobs Employment Php 6 billion New Investments Increase of 50-90 % Visitor Arrivals Results so far….

18 What are the roles and responsibilities of the Local Economic and Investment Promotion Officer (LEIPO)?

19 “ Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” - Nelson Mandela

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