Asian Development Bank
August 2011 - September 2015
Valuation & Taxation
Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening
Project & Facility Management
The project provided technical support and small grant funding to expand the delivery of economic and social services in participating Local Government Units (LGUs).
The objective of the project was to expand the delivery of economic and social services in participating LGUs. The project provided grants on a competitive selection basis to nine LGUs to initiate, implement and institutionalise focused interventions and processes leading to reforms in local land administration and management in certain locations and improved service delivery at the provincial, city or municipal level.
Participating LGUs will use the improved land management and administration systems, including property valuation and taxation innovations, to generate increased local government revenues and improve service delivery in specific areas. The project builds on strong inter-agency partnerships at the national and local levels as well as between the national and sub-national agencies and LGUs. This innovative and “whole of government” approach can be summarised as follows:
The project featured innovation, a partnership model, and a sustainability approach. The LEI project team continually provided stakeholders with information and venues for assessing the lessons and results. A key to success was that the reforms at the local level were demand driven. The selection criteria used for determining the grants identified LGUs which were committed and capable of taking maximum advantage of the project, and were willing to become demonstration models to assist other nearby LGUs.
The contract was held by LEI in association with our affiliate LETS (Philippines). LEI was responsible for contract management, client relationship and delivery of outputs, and overall project management, including financial management, work planning and performance management. LEI’s project director was also responsible for 6 monthly project reviews and technical advice on further innovations and best practices.
LEI provided, on a demand driven basis, overall guidance and advice, training, access to resources and transfer of innovative technology and know how. This included the following: