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Friday, April 8, 2022

DTI AgNor conducts 2022 CMCI roadshow for northeast AgNor LGUs

CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte --  The Department of Trade and Industry - Agusan del Norte (DTI-ADN) on Tuesday facilitated the conduct of its second 2022 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Roadshow for the local government units (LGUs) of Magallanes, Cabadbaran City, Tubay, Santiago, Jabonga, and Kitcharao, all in the province Agusan del Norte, held in Cabadbaran City.

DTI Agusan del Norte provincial director Lorijane Sacote said that the activity is to provide an overview of the index emphasizing its importance as a tool to measure competitiveness. This also served as a venue to discuss the indicators and timeline of the 2022 CMCI cycle targeted to be completed by the end of the first semester of this year to acknowledge the incumbent officials responsible for such success, she added.

The CMCI is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the National Competitiveness Council through the Regional Competitiveness Committees with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development. Cities and municipalities are ranked on their competitiveness based on an overall competitiveness score which is the sum of scores on five pillars that pool data from several sub-indicators. These pillars are economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, resiliency, and innovation. Scores are determined by the values of the actual data and the completeness of the submitted data. The higher the score of a city or municipality, the more competitive it is.

The CMCI 2022 cycle is now in the data collection phase for submission to the online CMCI Portal by the end of April 2022. This will then be followed by the validation in the month of May with the tentative schedule for awarding in June of this year. (DTI-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)