BARMM Block Grant – Policy Brief

This policy brief is a product of a continuing research and a result of a Roundtable Discussions (RTD) on how to operationalize the block grant provision of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The RTD was participated by the representatives from the National Government Agencies (NGA) that are involved in the implementation of the Block Grant, particularly the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Finance (DOF), and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Former senior government officials and public finance experts also joined the discussions to share their perspectives on the subject. The RTD sought to provide venue among the NGAs to thresh out their plans on the block grant and to help generate ideas and provide recommendations to policymakers in defining the operationalization of the block grant.