Welcome to the

Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

About the Index

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.


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, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency.

  • Economic Dynamism

    It is usually associated with activities that create stable expansion of business and industries and read more »

  • Government Efficiency

    It refers to the quality and reliability of government services and government support read more »

  • Infrastructure

    It refers to the physical building blocks that connect, expand, and sustain a locality and its read more »

  • Resiliency

    It is the capacity of a locality to facilitate businesses and industries to create jobs, raise productivity read more »

  • About the RCCs

    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.

    News and Articles

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    Most competitive LGUs hailed at the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit

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    How competitive are cities and municipalities?

    We believe that with over 100 million people across 7,100 islands, it is important to create more economic engines in the form of local government units to drive…

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