To achieve these objectives, the TAG project partnered with the League of Cities of the Philippines, the various city governments of Mindanao, the Mindanao Business Council, and the Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks in implementing the project in 73 local governments in Mindanao.
These local governments introduced and institutionalized reforms in specific governance areas, such as: real property tax administration, business permits and licensing, procurement, transparent management of city services and economic
enterprises. The project provided technical expertise to the local governments by doing in-depth diagnoses of their systems and initiating reforms. The reforms simplified procedures, reduced the monopoly of power of local officials, limited the discretion of city employees, improved transparency, and increased citizens’ access to information in local governments.
|Source Institution||The Asia Foundation|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||January 1, 2003|