Stakeholders seek more
investments in San Jose
By: Margie L. Gadian
SAN JOSE, Antique – Stakeholders from the business sector, private organizations, academe, national government agencies and the local government unit of San Jose are one in saying that there should be more quality investments and employment opportunities in the province, particularly in this municipality.
This direction was determined during the Key Performance Indicator Compass Workshop facilitated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
The workshop was a participatory performance management tool used mainly in the context of Local Economic Development (LED) initiatives.
San Jose de Buenavista has adopted the Local Regional Economic Development (LRED) approach way back in 2008 with a tripartite agreement with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the former German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) to trigger economic development in the municipality.
LRED is a participatory approach, action oriented planning and implementation process by which public and private stakeholders work together to improve conditions for economic growth, employment and better living conditions for the poor in a given territory.
The LRED approach has been implemented in the municipality for three years now such that monitoring and evaluation was needed to determine the impact of the LRED style and determine future actions for economic development of San Jose de Buenavista.