Mainstreaming Migration and Development in Local Governance: Roadmap for Local Governments and Experiences from region 4A-CALABARZON
Both the long experiences of Batangas, Laguna, and Cavite, as well as the emergent M&D work in Rizal and Quezon under the SUMMID CALABARZON project supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), allowed the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) to develop an approach, the Roadmap for Mainstreaming M&D in Local Governance. This roadmap serves as a tool to support the M&D implementation of the Local Government Units (LGUs), with a special attention to the executive and legislative approach of the elected officials. The roadmap is set to contain the initial menu of suggested strategies under five pillars identified by ULAP as important components of governance for implementing, and eventually mainstreaming, M&D. The menu of strategies is intended to be used by both the executive and legislative of the LGUs as an input and reference in implementing M&D and creating local innovations to maximize the contribution of migration to local development.
The menu of strategies outlined in the roadmap is drawn from the context and identified priorities of the province gathered through the implementation of the projects ULAP has been engaged with. The roadmap
aims to broaden the range of options of provinces to innovatively connect M&D-related programs with their local economic development plans.