IGR is a Vital Component of Good Governance

ASOG Working Paper 19-012

18 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2019

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Michael Henry Yusingco

Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Date Written: August 16, 2019


The growing complexity of government mandates means that roles and responsibilities between levels of government are no longer clear cut. Responsibilities overlap, policy areas interact, and many public issues cut across several levels of government and require multiple competencies. As such, Intergovernmental Relations or IGR has become an integral component of good governance, coherent public policy making, and efficient delivery of public services. This brief article will delve on a theoretical discussion of IGR and proceed to discuss IGR in the context of the Philippines and the newly created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). It will analyze potential benefits in utilizing IGR mechanisms to address current problems as well as examine challenges in implementing IGR in the Philippines.

Keywords: Intergovernmental Relations, IGR, IGR mechanism, BARMM

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Yusingco, Michael Henry, IGR is a Vital Component of Good Governance (August 16, 2019). ASOG Working Paper 19-012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3439940 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3439940

Michael Henry Yusingco (Contact Author)

Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo School of Government ( email )

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