A PIDS study noted the underutilization of the local development fund (LDF) by local governments. In 2016, on average, municipalities only used 73 percent of their LDF. By income class, richer municipalities had higher utilization rates than poorer municipalities. The regions with the highest utilization rate were Region I (Ilocos) and Region XIII (Caraga) at 90 percent. The region with the lowest utilization rate was Region IV-B (MIMAROPA) at slightly more than 50 percent.

Know more about the publication titled “Baseline Study on Policy Governance Gaps for the Local Government Support Fund Assistance to Municipalities (LGSF-AM) Program” here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications/6989.

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