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About MGR

The Modernizing Government Regulations (MGR) Program is a comprehensive national regulatory reform program being implemented by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in partnership with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). The Program aims to contribute to the improvement of the competitiveness of the Philippines by examining existing regulations with the end goal of streamlining unnecessary rules and reducing compliance costs borne by citizens, businesses and the government.

Specifically, the MGR Program aims to:


  • Enhance the capability of regulating agencies to develop smart regulations through capacity building on Good Regulatory Practices (GRP);
  • Prevent regulatory failure through risk based approaches such a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA);
  • Improve effectiveness of regulations by crafting of a Regulatory Management System (RMS); and
  • Reduce costs of administration and enforcement of regulations by developing regulatory and non-regulatory alternatives to improving market efficiency.


  • Improve the ease of doing business, especially for small and medium scale industries as the regulatory burden is greater in relation to the size of their businesses;
  • Attract investments in priority industries – creating more jobs in those industries and secondary effects in allied industries;
  • Improve competitiveness of Philippine enterprises in the global market through the creation of conditions conducive to improved productivity, quality and speed; and,
  • Sustain competitiveness through the creation of Regulatory Frameworks for each industry that would steer future regulations relevant to the industries identified.

Last updated on 11/06/2019