The Center for Local  and  Regional Governance (CLRG) has been at the forefront of research, consulting services and facilitated learning on local autonomy and devolution in the country since 1965. Emerging from the Local Government Center (LGC) created through Republic Act 4223, CLRG has expanded its scope to include regional governance and urban and metropolitan management. It collaborates with local and international institutions in promoting decentralization and publishing materials for the benefit of local government and regional units.

Research, Training and Consultancy Areas

Devolution and Local Autonomy

Monitoring state of devolution in the country

Assistance to LGUs on reorganization and decentralized management systems

Publication of research on decentralization

Organization Development and HRM for LGUs

Technical assistance to LGUs on improving organizational structure, systems and processes and human resource development and management

Publication of handbooks and manuals

Regionalization and Urban and Metropolitan Management

Research and training in regional, urban and metropolitan issues and concerns

LGU-NGO and Intergovernmental Collaboration

Research and facilitated training on the dynamics of government-civil society-private sector cooperation and intergovernmental collaboration

Local Resource Management

Technical assistance on local revenue generation and administration and publication of and books and manuals

Monitoring and Database Management

Tracking local government performance and related events and publication of relevant data

CLRG also undertakes research and extension activities on: Effective Leadership, Environmental Management, Population Development and Management, Area-based Planning, and Local Legislation.

Recent Programs

The Local Administration and Development Program, adjudged outstanding extension program of UP in 1983, is the longest running executive development program for local officials. Programs were also conducted recently on: Information Technology, Strategic Planning and Management, and Local Economic Promotion.

For more information, write or call:

Prof. Simeon A. Ilago
Center for Local and Regional Governance
Rm. 208, NCPAG, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Telefax: (63-2) 928-3914;
Tel. (63-2)920-5301 to 99, local 4427