Rapid Field Appraisal of Decentralization Caraga Region 13


Generally, local governance in Caraga gained headway in simplifying and improving systems and procedures, bringing people’s participation in governance processes, providing public access to information on LGU services and transactions, localizing national laws, crafting responsive legislation, enhancing participatory planning and processes, and working toward transparent and accountable fiscal management.

The LGUs of Caraga, however, are challenged to explore other sources of local revenues; further build capacities to make better use of technology in planning, legislative tracking, and project management and monitoring. The need to professionalize processes and management systems that ensure the retention, motivation, and best use of the skilled human resource; balance the focus and budget emphasis between operational expenses and those for social services, economic and environmental management; and strengthen administrative capacity and widen people participation in monitoring the implementation of plans and projects remain a challenge, as does institutionalizing mechanisms for a more transparent and accountable governance.

Source InstitutionThe Asia Foundation
Source URLhttps://asiafoundation.org/resources/pdfs/15CARAGA.pdf
Page Count40
Place of PublicationManila
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