Manila City – The 5th Interagency Governing Board (IGB) for the Local Governance Reform Project (LGRP) conducted on 18 November 2022 at the Department of Finance (DOF) Building, Manila, approved the adoption of the updated official representatives and alternate members to the IGB through IGB Resolution No. 004.2022, presented project implementation updates, and the detailed parameters and application procedures on the selection criteria for pilot local government units (LGUs) per the IGB Resolution No. 003.2022.

IGB Chairperson Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, in an opening message, expressed gratitude to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for extending immense support to the LGRP through its policy-based loan, and emphasized the critical role of the IGB in the project’s implementation.

“The IGB plays a critical role in strengthening the local governance framework and ensuring the attainment of the project’s major outputs within its implementation timetable. As we make our way towards a full recovery from the pandemic and chart a clear path to long-term inclusive growth, our LGUs must rise to the challenge of ensuring greater availability of resources and access to quality public services”, Secretary Diokno said.

Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 40 of President Rodrigo Duterte, the creation of the IGB is to ensure the successful implementation of the LGRP as a programmatic approach to strengthen local governance, improve local resource mobilization, and public financial management.

Herein below is the table of IGB attendees: