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ASOG Working Paper 19-012
August 16, 2019 | Michael Henry Yusingco

The growing complexity of government mandates means that roles and responsibilities between levels of government are no longer clear cut. Responsibilities overlap, policy areas interact, and many public issues cut across several levels of government and require multiple competencies. As such, Intergovernmental Relations or IGR has become an integral component of good governance, coherent public policy making, and efficient delivery of public services. This brief article will delve on a theoretical discussion of IGR and proceed to discuss IGR in the context of the Philippines and the newly created Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). It will analyze potential benefits in utilizing IGR mechanisms to address current problems as well as examine challenges in implementing IGR in the Philippines.