This OECD Review on Local Job Creation has been produced by the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This project was undertaken in co-operation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Department of Labor and Employment, Philippines. The OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation are coordinated by Jonathan Barr, Policy Analyst, under the supervision of Sylvain Giguère, Head of the LEED Division.

The principal authors are Jonathan Barr (OECD), as well as Jonathan Sale and Sarah Nigaus of the People Management Association of the Philippines. The authors would like to thank Pierre Georgin, François Iglesias, Angela Attrey and other colleagues in the OECD for their assistance with the preparation of this report. The OECD wishes to thank the local representatives who participated in the project interviews and roundtables, and provided documentation and comments critical to the production of this report.

Special thanks should also be given to Ms. Ruth Rodriquez and Mr. Toki Cruz of the Bureau of Local Employment at the Department of Labor and Employment, and Mr. Kelly Bird, Ms. Kelly Hattel and Ms. Jessa Mitra of the ADB who were instrumental in producing this study in the Philippines.