ECCP-managed projects are a collaborative enterprise, frequently involving research or design, that is carefully planned to achieve a particular goal. We partner with various companies and/or organizations to cooperatively achieve set goals.
The project started in Nov. 2017 with the objective of developing a country-wide culture of integrity through multi-sectoral Local Government Integrity Circles.
In this project, ECCP is tasked: 1) to promote the LoGIC Network partner LGUs and localities as the preferred investment destinations; and 2) to have integrity building efforts counted in the overall assessment of the investment readiness and/or competitiveness of localities. A locality that has integrity and is competitive is a more attractive and investment-ready province, city or municipality. The project aims to establish a methodology for measuring the integrity efforts of localities and include/integrate it in the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index
The ECCP, with the support of HIVOS, a Dutch NGO, is implementing the Open Contracting Project in the Province of South Cotabato. The main objective of the project is to be able to develop use cases with the Provincial Government of South Cotabato in increasing disclosure of relevant contracting information that leads to increased investor confidence and local competitiveness. The ECCP sees the need to increase the competitiveness of LGUs in order to attract the participation of more contractors as well as investors in LGU projects.
INTEGRITY INITIATIVE is a private-sector led effort to help the Philippines escape from the vicious cycle of corruption that not only has exacerbated poverty but also prevented the operation of a level playing field for business.Spearheaded by the Makati Business Club and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines in late 2009, the initiative calls for a collective action among ethical foreign and local business enterprises that are craving for fair market conditions. As envisioned, the initiative will benefit all market participants willing to undertake a business culture changing process that will revolutionize how companies do business in the Philippines. It is a process that will initiate a change from within and a change that will radiate outward on a collective basis, leading to a new ethical business norm.
Ultimately, the initiative aims to earn for the country more foreign investments, more employment opportunities, and less poverty, resulting from international recognition that the Philippines is serious in its fight against corruption. Through the Integrity Initiative, the Philippines will become a benchmark in the transformation process from being highly corrupt to doing business ethically.
A project led by ECCP and implemented in partnership with 7 European bilateral chambers of commerce based in the country, the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN) aims to strengthen the trade and investment relationship between EU and the Philippines. This EU co-funded project provides integrated business support system for European enterprises that are interested in gaining access to high-potential business opportunities not only in the country but in the ASEAN region as well.
Bringing together the expertise of partner Chambers, EPBN offers a comprehensive range of valuable services which include market analysis, information on successful market entry, specialized business development strategy, updates on important economic developments and high-level coordination with business sectors and government agencies. These services are made available not only to help individual businesses but also the EU industry associations which want to support their members, the EU Delegation to the Philippines, and the EU Member States' local and regional representations.