CESO and DTI R02 has had a lengthy and mutually beneficial partnership for years now. Last 2015, the two (2) parties approved the 2015 – 2020 Partnership Action Plan which seeks to facilitate private sector development, contribute to national competitiveness, and ensure sustainable economic progress.

The PAP focuses three (3) key areas of capacity development:

  1. Strengthen DTI and Local Government Units’ (LGUs’) institutional capacity to deliver business development services (BDS) to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with a view of creating a strong enabling environment for private sector development;
  2. Assess the organizational effectiveness and sustainability of Shared Service Facilities (SSFs) cooperators’ production centers that have received machinery or equipment and provide recommendations; and
  3. Enhance the capacities of MSMEs and SSFs particularly in the agribusiness and food processing sectors to operate more effectively and efficiently to generate revenue and provide a range of employment opportunities.