Local Economic Development in Philippines: Tripartism for local growth

LED Story No. 5

Marikina is an exemplary and multiawarded city. It has a focused set of programmes for employment and livelihood generation and, in partnership with the ILO, is championing the issue of youth employment. Looking at its clean market and streets, peaceful river scenery and flourishing business activity, one would not guess that the city once suffered from industrial decline and social unrest. Dialogue among City government, employers’ and workers’ organizations was a first step in leading Marikina where it is.