Accomplishment Report - Philippines Development Forum

Working Group on Decentralization
and Local Government
PDF Working Group on
Decentralization and Local
Government (WG-DLG)
Accomplishment Report for 2011-12
CCD Meeting
20 March 2013
• The importance of decentralization in achieving
development outcomes led to the constitution of
the PDF WG-DLG in 2005;
• WG-DLG is a venue for discussing policy and
achieving consensus on policy reforms and
priorities in local governance;
• In 2010, the Philippine Decentralization and Local
Government Trust Fund (DIALOG TF) was
established as a mechanism for pooling resources
to support the WG-DLG’s Work Plan
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
World Bank
National Government Oversight Agencies: Department of Budget
and Management (DBM), Department of Finance (DOF) and the
National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
Local Government Leagues of Philippine Provinces; Cities;
Municipalities of the Philippines; Liga ng Barangay National
Secretariat; Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines
Development Partners: ADB, AusAID, EU, Agence Francaise de
Developpement, GIZ, JICA, KFW Development Bank, Embassy New
Zealand, UN organizations (UNDP, UN Children’s Fund, Population
Fund), USAID, Spanish Agency for International Development
Cooperation (AECID)
WG-DLG Work Plan 2011-12
Development Agenda
Three broad development agendas/goals of the
WG-DLG are:
1. Improving Fiscal Autonomy for Local
2. Promoting Good Local Governance;
3. Accelerating Local Economic and Sustainable
WG-DLG Work Plan 2011-12 Structure:
Basic Results Framework
WG-DLG Development Agenda or Goal
Desired Outcomes
Actual Outputs/Deliverables
of Projects/Activities
Steps in drafting the accomplishment
report for WG-DLG Work Plan 2011-12
1. Established the structure of the report to follow the 201112 Work Plan framework
2. Define accomplishment and assess progress. This was
challenging since:
– there were no benchmark indicators identified for
outcome/development agendas/goals.
– outcomes/development agendas/goals are also not defined or
– Because of this accomplishments are defined as completed and
ongoing projects.
3. Draft the accomplishment report:
– Discussed the development agendas, highlighting completed
projects attempting to link goals to policy efforts
– Presented accomplishments and ongoing efforts in more details
according to desired outcomes
Accomplishments for Development Agenda 1:
Improving Fiscal Autonomy for Local Development
GOAL: LGUs with improved fiscal capacities for accelerating development
Increasing own source
• Development of local business taxpayer database
• Guidelines for the use of presumptive gross sales
figures to estimate business tax liability
• Facilitating and monitoring compliance on updating of
the schedule of market values (SMV) of real property
and the collection of idle taxes.
Increasing LGU access to
external financing
through borrowing
• Strengthening the Municipal Development Fund Office
(MDFO) capacity to provide credit information and
development financing
More efficient allocation
of resources
• Improving LGU utilization of Local Development Fund
More efficient local
policies and procedures
• Enhancement of the e-SRE modules and capacity
building for treasurers
Accomplishments for Development Agenda 2:
Promoting Good Governance
GOAL: Accountable LGUs exercising transparency and
participatory local governance
More transparent
and accountable
local operations
• Institutionalize the public disclosure of documents for the
Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) and the creation of the FDP
web portal
• Technical assistance and analytical activities in support of
national government programs that strengthen incentives
for better local governance and performance such as the
Seal of Good Housekeeping
engagement of civil
• Capacity building of CSOs to engage in local special
bodies, promoting volunteerism among citizens and CSOs,
and mapping and profiling of CSOs nationwide.
Accomplishments in Development Agenda 3:
Accelerating Local Economic and Sustainable Development
GOAL: To create an enabling environment for local economic and sustainable
development and effective delivery of basic services
Streamlined business
registration system
• Technical assistance for scale-up of business permit and
licensing systems (BPLS) among LGUs
Improved LGU capacity
to encourage
• Technical assistance and capacity building to promote local
investment and competitiveness through draft policies on Local
Economic Development
• Support sustainable inter-local cooperation through the Local
Governance Support Program-Local Economic Development
Disaster resilient LGUs
in communities
• Technical assistance to vulnerable LGUs to assess vulnerability
to DRR and CC and include these in the Comprehensive
Development Plan
General Findings
• The structure of the Work Plan was clear and
easy to understand however it was difficult to get
a sense of progress or accomplishment;
• It was challenging to identify and quantify
progress/accomplishment in the attainment of
desired outcomes and progress in development
agendas because:
– the desired outcomes are not quantified;
– there is no benchmark to measure progress
• There was no clear-cut strategy and effort of the
Secretariat to update the Work Plan periodically.
Moving forward
in the next Work Plan
1. Identification of government priorities in DLG.
– Are the development agendas and outcomes still relevant?
– Is there a need for a more detailed results framework?
2. Agree on the structure of the next Work Plan
3. Do an inventory or stock of ongoing and forthcoming
activities and projects of the members of the WG-DLG. If
a more detailed results framework is to be agreed upon
this list should include more details such as objectives,
benchmark/situationer and targets to easily quantify
4. Agree on administrative matters such as the frequency of
updating the Work Plan and discussing accomplishments
Thank you