The LGRRC as an institution catering to capacity development works, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) heavily relies on its intellectual capital to efficiently and effectively perform its mandated functions. Shifting its role as a capacity development enabler than a provider,DILG endeavors to transform itself into a knowledge-centric organization where knowledge, its behavior and systems of creation,sharing/ learning and utilization are embedded in its organizational systems and processes. As a strategy to becoming a knowledge-centric organization, the department through the Local Government Academy initiated the establishment of the Local Governance Resource Centers(LGRC) in all its Regional Offices.
The LGRC is designed to promote a culture of learning and knowledge sharing, to support DILG in its role as primary catalyst for excellence in local governance, to harness the role of DILG as knowledge brokers and facilitators of capacity development and to facilitate the integration of knowledge management in DILG processes and systems towards building the department as a knowledge centric organization. It applies as key strategies knowledge management,multi-stakeholdership and convergence.
Through the assistance of the Mindanao Basic Urban Sector Services Project(MBUSSP), DILG Region 13 launched the Local Governance Regional Resource Center(LGRRC)in November 2007. Characteristically, LGRRC–13 is a learning center which serves as an access point of knowledge on local governance,an information center that provides stakeholders with LGU data and resources,and a knowledge center on local governance with direct access on library database.