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[The floodings in Metro Manila due to typhoons and monsoons is exacerbated due to human factors associated with urbanization especially factors that include: dumping of solid waste in the river, encroachment of river banks especially by illegal settlements; poor land use planning or...
[Land use dilemmas brought about by rapid urban growth present complex challenges in urban governance toward sustainable and inclusive cities. To this end, urban farming has been promoted as a way to improve food security, livelihoods, well-being, and ecological resilience in cities. Yet, it...
[Beyond the revenue implications, how does the unconditional nature of intergovernmental transfers affect local fiscal governance? Specifically, does local government reliance on automatic central government subsidy inform local government spending behavior? Drawing on local budgeting and...
[Disaster risk financing is usually sourced from public funds for recovery and rehabilitation. National government allocates large amounts of public funds for recovery, rather than on public investments for development. Risk transfer mechanisms (RTMs), such as local insurance, ease the financial...
[This concluding chapter summarizes the successes and limitations of the decentralization experience of Metro Manila from all the chapters. These were examined in the following aspects: social services delivery; urban development; and financing local governance. The chapter posits that perennial...
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