Decentralization in four aspects (administration and governance, health and service delivery, economic development, and environmental management) has provided opportunities for plurality of actors and increased accountability of local authorities. However, there is no systematic or comparative evidence on whether increased participation in decentralized local governance generates better outputs in terms of improvements in Region 9.
It is evident that because of the local government units’ (LGUs) improved local taxation and revenue collection, including the operation of local enterprises, they are now addressing the actual needs of their constituents through the delivery of their mandated services. They have also allocated budgets on these and no longer only wait for national assistance to finance these projects.
|Source Institution||The Asia Foundation|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
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