Private sector-Academe team up for Business Recovery in Eastern Visayas
Partnerships help Palompon Build Back Better
Boholano MSMEs a hit at Canadian Winter Escapade Tour

LED News & Stories

Partnerships help Palompon Build Back Better

“All the glass was shattered,” recalls Mrs. Gee Gonzales after super typhoon Yolanda hit Leyte in November 2013. She visited the Tourism Center as soon as she could. This was her second home as a member of the Palompon Municipal Eco-Tourism Council, Inc. (PMET). She... read more

Boholano MSMEs a hit at Canadian Winter Escapade Tour

  2 February 2014—Local Boholano entrepreneurs took advantage of marketing opportunities yesterday when approximately 200 tourists visiting from Canada came to the Province of Bohol. The Baclayon Entrepreneurs Association (BEA) and the Baclayon Ancestral... read more

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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

NETT Meeting for Tourism Development July 2014

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is currently preparing the ground to implement the Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) in its next wave of projects covering nine (9) provinces. This wave, referred to as... read more

Leader’s Forum on Growing Local Economies

27 May 2014 | 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila, Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City Local governments play an essential role in contributing towards inclusive local economic growth – to create and maintain a positive climate for... read more

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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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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