The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP)

The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) is a four-year, Php41 million ($1 million) project – with additional funding from AmCham – started on September 5, 2012, and addresses the PFG intervention theme of regulatory quality is a cooperative agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham). It aims to enhance growth of key economic reform sectors, conduct research into economic reforms and advocates for reforms to create a better business environment and strengthen the investment climate.

TAPP implements the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines’ recommendations to accelerate economic growth under the Partnership for Growth (PFG). A White House initiative, the PFG represents a partnership between the Philippines and the United States to promote broad-based and inclusive growth. The U.S. Government is working with the Government of the Philippines, the private sector and civil society organization to help put the Philippines on an accelerated growth trajectory that benefits the majority of its population.

ACTIVITIES
TAPP advocates improvements in the Philippine investment climate that will increase investment and create jobs, eventually creating US$75 billion in new foreign investment, 10 million jobs, and over PhP1 trillion in revenue for the Philippine economy over a decade.

TAPP employs an across-the-board approach to business reform. In order to respond to unpredictable actions in the investment climate, such as new opportunities and requirements that may arise, flexibility in this process is key.

TAPP promotes advocacy toward the enactment of a PFG-supporting legislative agenda, leverages partnerships to support investments, conducts assessments, disseminates information on the progress of economic reforms and organizes an annual workshop.

By increasing trade and investment while simultaneously improving the policy environment, The Arangkada Philippines Project is contributing to accelerated and sustained broad based economic growth.

GOAL
To enhance growth of key economic reform sectors of agribusiness, creative industries, infrastructure, manufacturing and logistics, mining and tourism.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Advocate for reforms in key economic growth sectors
  • Promote sectoral reforms in growth cities outside Manila, including USAID Cities Development Initiative cities of Batangas, Iloilo, and Cagayan de Oro
  • Prepare and circulate Business Reform Policy briefs
  • Pursue enactment of business/economic legislative agenda
  • Leverage partnerships with domestic/foreign business groups

 

Contact Information

Kevin Sharp
Deputy Office Director
Office of Economic Development and Governance
U.S. Agency for International Development
Annex 2 Building, U.S. Embassy
1201 Roxas Boulevard 1000
Ermita, Manila
Email: ksharp@usaid.gov

Implementing Partner:
The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

Last updated: July 15, 2014

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