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Support to Local Government Revenue Generation and Land Administration Reforms (formerly Support to Policy Development on Decentralization and Local Governance) :  Philippines :Go to Project Summary

Support to Local Government Revenue Generation and Land Administration Reforms (formerly Support to Policy Development on Decentralization and Local Governance) :  Philippines

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TA Name Support to Local Government Revenue Generation and Land Administration Reforms (formerly Support to Policy Development on Decentralization and Local Governance)
Country Philippines
TA Number 7809
Project Number 43205- 01
Thematic Classification Capacity Development
Economic growth
Governance
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Technical Assistance is included in ADB's Country Operations Business Plan 2010-2012 under the title Support to POlicy Development on Decentralization and Local Governance.
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
Participating LGUs use improved land management and administration systems, including property valuation and taxation innovations, to generate increased local government revenues All participating local government units (LGUs) - Bayawan City, Legazpi City, Tayabas City, San Carlos City, Alaminos City, Ligao City, San Jose de Buenavista, the municipalities of Piddig and San Nicolas in Ilocos Norte, and the provincial government of Ilocos Norte - have started using land administration and management (LAM) technologies in varied levels: (i) Bayawan, Legazpi, and Tayabas have reported advanced application of Electronic Tax Revenue Administration and Collection System (ETRACS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) in terms of linking land information technologies to tax collection and other LGU socio-economic planning system; and (ii) San Carlos, Alaminos, Ligao, San Jose de Buenavista, Piddig and San Nicolas started using ETRACS in online Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS). San Nicolas and Piddig have reported that through the online BPLS, transaction time was reduced from 10-15 days to 8-10 minutes (for new license application) and 5-7 minutes (for license renewal). However, while data build-up for the new real property tax (RPT) system is underway, increased revenues from the RPT system are expected to be realized only in Q1 2014.
Outputs and Timeframe Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
Output 1: Participating LGU and partner national LAM agencies collaborate actively,effectiely and efficiently in the delivery of improved LAM services to the public. This entails the selection of LGUs, settig upt of an inter-agency LAM Steering Committee to provide policy and program directions and implementation oversight. This will ensure complementation across agencies and information sharing. This also includes human resources development/management, LAM policy development and advocacy on governance of LAM revenues and expenditures and the extablishment of LAM Services Office cum One-Stop-Shop to improve delivery of services to the various stakeholders.

Output 2: Unified land information systems are established and operating in participating LGUs and partner LAM agencies
Output 3: Property valuation policies and practices are updated in mature participating LGUs
(note: revenue generation due to change in SMV would likely occur after May 2013 elections)

Output 4: Zoning plans and comprehensive land use plans (CLUPs) are revised with stakeholder participation (note, only for mature and/or upscaled participating LGUs)
Output 5: Land tenure status of participating LGUs is assessed and appropriate land tenure improvement and financing strategies and plans are prepared
OUTPUT 1: All ten participating LGUs have been selected with respective memoranda of understanding (MOUs) signed. LGUs' respective implementation plans were finalized. National Steering Committee (NSC) meetings have been held regularly to discuss implementation progress and set project direction. Impressed by the results of the Project, the NSC expressed strong support for any post-Project initiative to provide other LGUs access to the LAM knowledge base and resources developed by the project.

OUTPUT 2: Basic and advanced LAM training and technologies (ETRACS and GIS) necessary to set up unified land information systems were conducted/installed in all participating LGUs. Online Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) has been operational in San Carlos, Alaminos, Ligao, San Jose de Buenavista, Piddig and San Nicolas . Data build-up for the new real property tax (RPT) system is underway and is expected to generate increased revenues by Q1 2014. ETRACS of the province of Ilocos Norte is now linked to the municipalities of Piddig and San Nicolas. Bayawan, Legazpi and Tayabas LGUs have developed the capability for advanced application of spatial systems, and have linked the land information system to the tax collection system and other LGU socio-economic planning systems. The Project assisted in developing a vision and operational plan for the one-stop shop (OSS) of Bayawan which will operationalize OSS good practices similar to those developed under the Land Administration and Management Project (LAMP 2) assisted by World Bank.

OUTPUT 3: Five LGUs (Bayawan, Legazpi, Tayabas, San Carlos and Alaminos) completed the first draft of the revised Schedule of Market Values (SMV), exceeding the target of 2 LGUs. One of these LGUs (Bayawan City) is gearing up for the Tax Compliance Study in 2013.

OUTPUT 4: Four mature LGUs are at different stages of drafting disaster risk and climate change-resilient Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) and Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs). Bayawan City completed a draft disaster-resilient CLUP. Legazpi City's CLUP (drafted under the LGUs initiative) was reviewed to check resilience to disaster risks. The Project initiated on-site training on disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA) to help Legazpi City develop a separate DRM/CCA plan now mandated by law. The LGUs of Tayabas and San Carlos are in the process of integrating the various components of the CLUP.

OUTPUT 5: The LGUs of Bayawan, Legazpi, Tayabas, San Carlos, Alaminos, San Nicolas and Piddig have been trained on and are now preparing their land tenure improvement plans, exceeding the target of 3 LGUs.
Geographical Location 10 LGUs will be identified in selection process.
Responsible ADB Officer Claudia Buentjen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Philippines Country Office
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Sep 2010
Fact-finding 15 Sep 2010 to 29 Sep 2010
Approval 19 May 2011
2008 Asian Development Bank

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