Project Reference Profiles – Philippines(PH13) Greening MSMEs and promoting green-preneurshi

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO2, SO3, SO6
Start Date Q1  Aug 19 2019
End Date q1 Dec 31 2020
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 124,254
Budget Percentage 115%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 143,232
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 143,232
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Department of Trade and Industry (primary), Climate Change Commission (CCC)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting

Project context, objectives and description

MSMEs, numbering almost a million, represent more than 90% of all registered business enterprises in the Philippines and account for more than 60% of national employment. They are considered engines of inclusive growth as they provide income opportunities for Filipino workers and their respective households yet,  MSMEs, particularly those in the rural areas, face significant challenges such as technical and financial capacity limitations  to sustain and expand operations; and external constraints such as affordable access to electricity and logistical services and  vulnerability to climate change impacts.  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) supports the development of MSMEs through the provision of equipment grants under the DTI Shared Services Facilities Program while the Climate Change Commission (CCC) promotes climate smart industries under the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) of the Philippines. 

The PIN project supported two initiatives: 

  1. Scoped potential interventions to develop bankable projects for micro-enterprises in the agriculture value chain to improve climate resilience, improve productivityand create jobs and income for rural communities and agriculture workersThe detailed scoping study was concluded as a form of project proposal submitted to the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to leverage impactful funding on the same purpose, with an expectation to start a scaled-up project in the Province of Oriental Mindoro in 2020.  

       2. Promoted “green initiatives” for MSMEs by developing “green business indicators” for incorporation in the DTI-SSF Program and encouraged green

            entrepreneurship through the introduction and delivery of “green growth modules” for SSF Cooperators, MSMEs, and DTI personnel. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Climate resilient, green and competitive MSMEs developed and operational. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies: 

Policy Assignments:  

  • Draft guidelines for introducing green and inclusive indicators in the DTI-Shared Service Facilities Program was completed.

ii. Green Investments:N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: 

  • Total of 3 capacity building activities delivered in the form of technical orientation workshops for SSF Cooperators, MSMEs, and DTI personnel on adopting and implementing green business practices. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Rhoel Bernardo 

Juhern Kim, Reby Orbista 


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