Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index
2023 Rankings

Rankings of Cities and Municipalities are based on the sum of their scores on 5 Pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, Resiliency, and Innovation. Provincial rankings are based on population and income weighted average of the Overall scores of cities and municipalities under a province.

Most Competitive

Most Competitive
Highly Urbanized Cities

Most Competitive
Component Cities

Most Competitive
1st to 2nd Class Municipalities

Most Competitive
3rd to 4th Class Municipalities

Most Competitive
5th to 6th Class Municipalities

Welcome to the new CMCI Website

Learn how to navigate the Data Analytics Platform of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) with Undersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba of the DTI – Competitiveness and Innovation Group (CIG).

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About the Index

CMCI is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the National Competitiveness Council through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCCs) with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development.

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About the RCC

Building local competitiveness is critical to enhancing long-term national competitiveness. In pursuit of this goal, the National Competitiveness Council encouraged the creation of Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCCs) across the Philippines. Each RCC is composed of members from the public sector, private sector and academe. It should have one chairman from the public sector and a co-chairman from the private sector.

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Existing competitiveness indicator systems were used as guidelines in forming the framework behind the Index. Four convergent pillars were found among the most common key indicator areas:

Economic Dynamism

Creates stable expansion of businesses and industries and higher employment. The pillar matches the output and productivity of the local economy with...

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Government Efficiency

Refers to the quality and reliability of government services and government support for effective and sustainable productive expansion.

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Pertains to the physical assets that connect, expand, and sustain a locality and its surroundings to enable the provision of goods and services.

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Applies to the capacity of a locality to build systems that can absorb change and disturbance and being able to adapt to such changes.

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Refers to the ability of a locality to harness its creative potential to improve or sustain current levels of productivity.

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