DTI, DILG, Canada support NegOcc Negosyo Center
DTI, DILG, Canada support Iloilo Negosyo Center
Sparkbiz.ph to connect 500 new businesses with LGUs
11 provinces to develop, enhance tour packages thru forum
DILG-LGA to build competitive LGUs thru workforce development

LED News & Stories

DTI, DILG, Canada support NegOcc Negosyo Center

Bacolod City, August 13, 2015—A One-Stop-Shop that will assist both domestic and foreign investors was launched August 7, 2015 at the NOBC Building, Provincial Government of Negros Occidental Capitol Complex. Dubbed as the launched and inaugurated the Provincial... read more

DTI, DILG, Canada support Iloilo Negosyo Center

  Iloilo City, 27 July 2015—Doing business in the Province of Iloilo will soon be very easy as the provincial government opens its Negosyo Center, an office tasked just to cater to local entrepreneurs and businesses. To be launched on Wednesday, 29 July 2015, at... read more

Guidebook to help LGUs create inclusive growth in tourism

Manila, 10 July 2015—The Government of Canada in partnership with the Philippine Departments of the Interior and Local Government, Tourism, and other national agencies gathered some 80 participants mostly from the regional offices of both Departments for a Planning... read more

LED Forums & Events

Knowledge Forum on Tourism Product Development

As part of sustaining local growth, an LGU’s role is to work with the local private sector in building a competitive local tourism industry. This includes improving the quality and variety of tourism products and services that a destination can offer. Through the... read more

Building Competitive LGUs Through Workforce Development

High unemployment rates can be attributed to a mismatch in the worker competencies that institutions produce as compared to the needs of a particular industry. This proves to be true in the experience of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)... read more

Opportunities: Jobs

Local Projects

Program intervention in Batch 1 project sites was geared towards strengthening the LED-enabling roles of LGU alliances, enterprises, and organized farmer/MSME groups in both tourism and agribusiness sectors.

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Batch 2 local projects focused on the role of LGUs as enablers of LED. Initiatives were made market-driven through an intensified engagement of the private sector.

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Batch 3 Local Projects are focused on tourism circuit development, applying the lessons learned and best practices of Batches 1 and 2. Four (4) of the nine (9) Batch 3 local projects were devastated by super typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. As such, these sites will focus on tourism industry recovery, and improving resilience through the use of build-back-better approaches.

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LED Tools

LGU Business-Friendliness Tools

Business-friendliness is a condition where local governments spur sustainable economic and inclusive growth by engaging business sector, promoting local trade/ businesses, and generating employment.

This can be attained when LGUs bring about an environment and create the conditions where economic development is possible and sustainable through policy reforms, businesses and permits licensing automation, or adopting practices that help them attract investments and create jobs.

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Sector Competitiveness Tools

The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development or LGSP-LED serves as one of the DILG’s key programs that build business-friendly and competitive LGUs.

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Growing Local Economies

Growing Local Economies: LGSP-LED from 2008 to 2013

Growing Local Economies: LGSP-LED from 2008 to 2013

The Philippines has shown vigorous economic growth rates in recent years. But the government is still challenged to make this growth tangible to a larger number of poorer Filipino men and women.

With support provided by the Government of Canada to its Local Governance Support Program forLocal Economic Development (LGSP-LED), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is contributing to inclusive growth by enabling local government units (LGUs) to become more business-friendly.

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Sparkbiz.ph: Featured LGU Profile



It’s not all Banana in the land in bounty. Davao del Norte is endowed with fairly tropical climate that is evenly distribute throughout the year, rich fertile land and other natural resources, as well as, intrinsic beauty that made it not only productive but also charmingly attractive to investors and tourist alike.

Visit the Business-friendly Profile: Davao del Norte