With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The Asia Foundation will help local governments in Mindanao improve fiscal performance, service delivery, transparency and accountability. The Foundation will conduct a series of regional orientations in Mindanao to announce the availability of technical assistance for local governance improvement, which will be implemented under the fourth phase of the USAID-supported Transparent Accountable Governance Program.
The first orientation will be held on July 20-21 in Davao City for municipalities in Regions 11 and 12. The second orientation, in Cagayan de Oro City on July 22 and 23, will cover Regions 9, 10, and CARAGA. A separate orientation for ARMM municipalities will follow in September (dates to be announced). Provincial directors of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and representatives of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines will participate as TAG partners.