Working Towards Building a Green Economy and Sustainable Local Communities


Encouraging Policy Reforms and Improving Governance Processes to Facilitate Timely Release of Natural Resource (NR) Revenues to LGUs and to Improve the Poverty Benefits from NR

The main objective of this study is to recommend and encourage reforms in the policy environment for the sharing of revenues from natural resources between the National Government (NG) and Local Government Units (LGUs) and for their utilization to focus on poverty alleviation and environmental protection programs. This involved proposals to amend laws, modify operational policies, and improve regulatory aspects and governance processes of the NG and LGUs to identify pragmatic solutions to the problems of downloading delays and uncertain amounts. This also involved the development of information systems that will facilitate the timely and transparent release of the revenues from ENR to the host LGUs.