The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Competitiveness Bureau (CB) welcomes all research practitioners (individual or institution) to participate in this year’s Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Academic Symposium with the theme “CMCI Data: A Key towards Local Competitiveness.” The symposium will highlight the importance of the CMCI as a measurement tool to guide LGUs and help them assess their current level of competitiveness, identify areas for improvement and growth, and launch reforms and initiatives to foster economic growth.

The CMCI Academic Symposium 2020 aims to utilize the CMCI data from 2011-2018 in providing useful information, informative conclusions, and offer policy recommendation for the decision-makers through data research and analysis. It intends to identify possible improvements and modifications of the CMCI initiative to uphold regional competitiveness.

Interested researchers may submit an Intent to Participate Form on or before 28 February 2020 at Intent form is downloadable to this link:

Research papers may be written along the following three categories:

  1. Methodological studies on the CMCI and the indicators used;
  2. Thematic studies using CMCI data focusing on any of the four pillars – economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resilience, or;
  3. Macro-level findings or policy recommendations derived from CMCI data

Research authors will be notified accordingly on the status of the submitted papers. For more information, please contact us at (02) 8890.4861 and look for Mr. Herminio Viterbo Jr. and Ms. Giselle Ann Melgar.♦

Date of Release: 15 January 2020