Center for Local and Regional Governance

The Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG) has been at the forefront of research, consulting services and facilitated learning on local autonomy and devolution in the country since 1965. Emerging from the Local Government Center (LGC) created through Republic Act 4223, CLRG has expanded its scope to include regional governance and urban and metropolitan management. It collaborates with local and international institutions in promoting decentralization and publishing materials for the benefit of local government and regional units.

Research, Training and Consultancy Areas

Devolution, Local Autonomy, and Federalism Studies

Monitoring the state of devolution in the Philippines
Generating resources and experts pool on federalism for the Philippine context
Publication of research on decentralization and federalism

Organization Development and HRM for LGUs

Assistance to LGUs on reorganization and decentralized management systems
Technical assistance to LGUs human resource development and management
Publication of handbooks and manuals on systems improvement

Regionalization and Urban and Metropolitan Management

Research and training in regional, urban and metropolitan issues and concerns

LGU-Private Sector, LGU-NGO Engagement and Intergovernmental Collaboration

Research and facilitated training on the dynamics of government-civil society-private sector cooperation
Research and training on intergovernmental relations
Research and training on inter-LGU alliance building

Local Resource Management

Technical assistance on local revenue generation and administration and publication of books and manuals

Monitoring and Database Management

Tracking local government performance and related events and publication of relevant data

CLRG also undertakes research and extension activities on: Effective Leadership, Environmental Management, Population Development and Management, Area-based Planning, and Local Legislation.


Center for Local and Regional Governance
Rm. 208, NCPAG, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines


Telefax: (63-2) 928-3914;
Tel. (63-2)920-5301 to 99, local 4427

Director: Prof. Remigio Edgardo D. Ocenar (Ph.D., University of the Philippines)

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