LED News & Stories
Isla Gigantes is the farthest island off the northern coast of the province of Iloilo, Philippines. It is one of the 33 islands in the islands in the Municipality of Carles where 97% of villages are coastal. Out of the 33 islands in the municipality, Isla Gigantes might be the one most visited by tourists. This was not always the case. Isla Gigantes only gained popularity after it suffered through supertyphoon Yolanda in November 2013.read more
Expecting very little in return, a group of advocates believe that going organic can help farmers climb out of poverty and can lead Bohol island towards sustainable food sufficiencyread more
Solar Living, a Canadian company that promotes solar energy for both residential and commercial use, opened its showroom at SM City Iloilo on December 18, 2015. Owned by Malaysian-Canadian businessman Alan Yong, Solar Living is the first to respond to a 2014 business matching activity organized by the LGSP-LED.read more
LED Forums & Events
The Philippines’s economic environment offers a wide array of opportunities to secure a healthy resilient and sustainable local economy in provinces, cities and municipalities. These opportunities could be taken advantage local communities by done by helping local governments grow small business grow, lead major development projects, secure outside investments through business attraction, secure access to capital, marketing and communication.read more
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 Forum, LGUs together with their private sector partners are able to gauge and exchange ideas on how to develop products—tour packages in particular—so that not only the tourists arrivals increase but also the local communities benefit more from the opportunities in tourism, making the growth in tourism more inclusive.read more
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) through its Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED).read more
Seeking Applications for Consultants for LGSP-LED Program Completion Reporting–Deadline Extended to 18 Dec 2015
The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) is seeking applications for Consultants for LGSP-LED Program Completion Reporting (3-Member Team). The Terms of Reference (TOR) detailing the background, scope of work, roles and responsibilities and qualifications is provided.read more
The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) is seeking applications for locally-based Case Writers. We are looking to hire writers based in Metro Naga, Zamboanga Del Norte, Albay/Sorsogon, Iloilo, Northern Palawan, Northern Aklan/Antique, Negros Occidental, Northern Iloilo, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Northern Cebu, and Davao Del Norte.read more
Seeking Applications for Event Organizers (Investment Promotion Forum)–Deadline 31 July 2015 (Extended: 4 August 2015)
The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) is seeking applications for Consultants on Investment Promotion, particularly in organizing the Tourism Investment Forum, one of the highlights of the Galing Pook Governance Fair 2015 to be held 30 August-1 September 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City .read more
The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) is seeking applications for Consultants on Investment Promotion, particularly to Develop Investment Guides and Project Briefs for LGUs. The Terms of Reference (TOR) detailing the background, scope of work, roles and responsibilities, and qualifications is provided: TOR Consultant on Investment Promotion.read more
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.
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.
Growing Local Economies
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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WHY INVEST IN DAVAO DEL NORTE?
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.