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LGU Access to Official Development Assistance (ODA) : Status, Issues, and Concerns


  • Alex B. Brillantes Jr.

    (Philippine Institute for Development Studies)

  • Gilberto M. Llanto
  • Ruperto P. Alonzo


Statistics on the distribution of ODA loans show that the local government sector is the smallest direct recipient of this funding source. While it has been observed that the amount of ODA grants and the number of ODA grant projects have been declining over the years, several factors could explain why LGUs have not been able to have a substantial share in ODA funds. The study discusses barriers to the greater of LGUs to ODA funds and provides specific recommendations for action by policy makers.

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  • Alex B. Brillantes Jr. & Gilberto M. Llanto & Ruperto P. Alonzo, 2010. "LGU Access to Official Development Assistance (ODA) : Status, Issues, and Concerns," Development Economics Working Papers 23093, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eab:develo:23093

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    1. Ruperto P. Alonzo, 1997. "Channeling Resources to Local Development Concerns: Issues and Options," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 34(2), pages 111-142, December.
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    official development assistance; local government units; ODA programming; grant financing framework; cost-sharing; foreign borrowing act; Philippine Development Forum;

    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General


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