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PN 2021-04: The National Government's Role in Local Water Supply Delivery in the Philippines

Improving water supply and sanitation is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation by 2030. This Policy Note looks into the national government’s role in local water supply provision. It found that fund utilization is higher for national government initiatives than the mandated local development fund (LDF), which is the source of local government units’ (LGUs) infrastructure spending. This could create a problem in the future, especially with the implementation of the Mandanas ruling in 2022, which could drastically lower the national government's budget for infrastructure support programs. Thus, this study recommends that LGUs must be capacitated in investment planning, identifying bottlenecks, and finding solutions for the delayed utilization of their LDF. Meanwhile, if the national government decides to continue these water infrastructure projects, the study suggests these must be strategically targeted given the weak evidence that past programs were associated with regional poverty incidence and access to water supply.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Velasco, Lawrence G.; Diokno-Sicat, Charlotte Justine; Castillo, Angel Faye G.; and Maddawin, Ricxie B.; national government, local government units, local water supply, government infrastructure projects, local development fund, water sanitation, access to water ;
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