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More jobs for Boholanos expected as Skills Registry goes online

July 26, Tagbilaran City—The first of its kind Provinci […]

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LGUs urged to ‘spark’ business growth thru ICT investment tool

19 June 2014, Manila—“Let’s spark businesses at local c […]

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DILG urges local governments to tap ICT for inclusive growth

19 June 2014, Manila—On Wednesday, 18 June 2014, the De […]

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LED Innovations

Resources for Economic Recovery

LGSP-LED provides the materials that enumerate the steps to be taken in order to recover local economies the quickest possible way, with the littlest resources available.

LED4LGUs Curriculum

LED4LGUs is an innovative and practical curriculum designed to provide local governments with a solid understanding of the basic principles and tools for sustainable local economic development.

BPLS Helpdesk

The BPLS Help Desk is an online help facility that serves as the repository of data, information and other resources on the streamlining of business permits and licensing system (BPLS) in the country.

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Program Description

The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) is an eight-year (2008-2016) cooperation program of the Governments of Canada and the Philippines. It is implemented by a consortium of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Colleges and Institutes Canada as Canadian Executing Agency (CEA). The CEA is working in partnership with the Philippine Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

LGSP-LED is cost-shared. The total financial contribution from the Government of Canada is CAD$ 16,490,320. The Government of the Philippines counterpart, which comes primarily from DILG and local government units (LGUs), amounts to at least 25 percent of the Canadian contribution.

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Investment Promotion Support

Responding to the 2009 State of Local Economic Development in the Philippines report and subsequent consultation input, the LED Support Framework provides a foundation for interagency cooperation, integrated and collaborative delivery of key local economic development programs to better meet the needs of local government units, and opportunities for capacity building to enhance local economic development effectiveness.

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LED Enabling Policies

  • Formulating a Local Investment and Incentives Code: A Guide for Local Government Units

The local investments and incentives code or LIIC is an important instrument for attracting, retaining, expanding and diversifying investments in a local economy in order to accelerate economic progress, provide employment opportunities, increase revenues, reduce poverty, and ultimately improve the quality of life of both women and men in the most proactive way.

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