44253-013: Local Government Finance and Fiscal Decentralization Reform Program - Subprogram 1

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details

Description

The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by assisting the development of efficient and transparent local governments within an adequate and equitable fiscal framework.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Philippines Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016 identifies specific challenges for Local Government Units (LGUs) in the achievement of its main goals: promoting inclusive growth and generating employment, improving governance and human development standards, and achieving macroeconomic and fiscal sustainability. Reducing local disparities in access to services is critical to achieving the government s goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction.

Impact

Improved efficiency in the delivery of services by local government units

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Efficient and transparent local governments with an adequate and equitable fiscal framework.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

An intergovernmental fiscal system conducive to inclusive growth. Adequate and equitable local resource frameworks for fiscal sustainability. Strengthened local public financial management systems. Transparent, accountable and participatory local governance.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: C
Involuntary Resettlement: C
Indigenous Peoples: C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspect

The project will have no negative environmental impact. It will support the development of the Seal of Disaster Preparedness and the Seal of Environmental Management, performance measurement instruments for local governments in the Philippines.

Involuntary Resettlement

The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by increasing the efficiency and transparency of local governance and financial management systems. The program stresses the reform linkages between local economic development and transparent and participatory governance. The program has no involuntary resettlement impacts.

Indigenous Peoples

The proposed Program aims to improve service delivery in the Philippines by increasing the efficiency and transparency of local governance and financial management systems. The program stresses the reform linkages between local economic development and transparent and participatory governance. The program will have no impacts on indigenous peoples.

Stakeholder Participation and Consultation

During Project Design

The program design has been anchored on broad based consultations articulated through the Coordinating Committee on Decentralization, the Philippines Development Forum's Working Group on Decentralization and Local Governance, and through regular consultations with all relevant stakeholders on specific policy issues.

 

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