13th in efficiency, 1st in transparency-A A +A
Friday, August 8, 2014
DAVAO City placed 13th in the government efficiency of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2014 of the National Competitiveness Council, having low scores in schools, health, security, and economic governance score in Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS).
Under the same pillar, the city ranked first in transparency score in Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS), investment promotion, and compliance to national directives for LGUs.
It also placed high in the ration of LGU collected tax to LGU revenues, LGUS competitions related awards, and business registration efficiency.
The CMCI is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the National Competitiveness Council through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCCs) with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development.
The rankings are based on data collected and submitted by the RCCs.
The cities and municipalities are ranked on their competitiveness based on an overall competitiveness score.
Government efficiency is among the three main pillars of the overall competitiveness score. The other two pillars are the economic dynamism and infrastructure.
“Scores are determined by the values of the actual data, as well as the completeness of the submitted data. The higher the score of a city or municipality, the more competitive it is,” it reads.
The city ranked as the fourth most competitive city in the Philippines.
Makati City placed first, second is Cagayan de Oro City and Naga City ranked third.
Marikina City placed fifth next to Davao City, sixth is Iloilo City, Cebu City seventh, Manila City eighth, Valenzuela City ninth, and Paranaque City ranked 10th.
Davao City also placed first in infrastructure, with high scores in sub-indicators that include Department of Tourism (DOT) accredited accommodations, health infrastructure, education infrastructure, annual investments in infrastructure, number of automated teller machines available, and number of public transportations.
Meanwhile, Daet town in Camarines Norte is tagged as the most competitive municipality nationwide.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 09, 2014.