Development of an Effective Localization Strategy for Mainstreaming the Millennium Development Goals in Local Governance – Support for Policy and Programme Development (SPPD)

MDG Localization Frameworks

The project supported the development of the MDG Localization Framework which was developed and implemented by the Philippine government, particularly the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA); various public and private stakeholders and the UN.

This national framework illustrates the mechanism of translating the MDGs into local targets and action commitments by cities and municipalities as reflected in their local planning and budgeting processes.

This project was designed to assist expert studies on the effective localization of the Millennium Development Goals in the Philippines and the establishment of local operational mechanisms that will focus on: a) documenting and replicating local best policies and practices that will address MDG targets; b) translating the MDGs into local targets and action commitments by cities and municipalities as reflected in their local planning and budgeting processes, c) continuing support to the Philippine Urban Forum as a platform for policy discussions between national and local governments, private sector, civil society and the donor community on the MDG localization. This project was completed in August 2005.