The Arangkada Philippines Project

The Arangkada Project Philippines (TAPP) is partnership between American Chamber of Commerce and USAID on policy reform advocacy. The project aims to enhance growth of key economic reform sectors of agribusiness, creative industries, infrastructure, manufacturing and logistics, mining and tourism.

The Arangkada Philippines Project

The Arangkada Philippines Project (TAPP) is a four-year, Php41 million ($1 million) project - with additional funding from AmCham - is a comprehensive project advocacy paper that encapsulates the purpose of improving the investment climate and economic growth in the Philippines. With 471 recommendations for the Seven Big Winner Sectors: agriculture, business process outsourcing, creative industries, infrastructure, manufacturing & logistics, mining, and tourism, it seeks to enable policy makers and business leaders achieve more competitive and inclusive growth. The project aims to enhance growth of key economic reform sectors, conduct research into economic reforms and advocates for reforms to create a better business environment and strengthen the investment climate.

TAPP implements the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines’ recommendations to accelerate economic growth under the Partnership for Growth (PFG). A White House initiative, the PFG represents a partnership between the Philippines and the United States to promote broad-based and inclusive growth. The U.S. Government is working with the Government of the Philippines, the private sector and civil society organization to help put the Philippines on an accelerated growth trajectory that benefits the majority of its population. Activities of the partnership included:

  • TAPP advocates improvements in the Philippine investment climate that will increase investment and create jobs, eventually creating US$75 billion in new foreign investment, 10 million jobs, and over PhP 1 trillion in revenue for the Philippine economy over a decade.
  • TAPP employs an across-the-board approach to business reform. In order to respond to unpredictable actions in the investment climate, such as new opportunities and requirements that may arise, flexibility in this process is key.
  • TAPP promotes advocacy toward the enactment of a PFG-supporting legislative agenda, leverages partnerships to support investments, conducts assessments, disseminates information on the progress of economic reforms and organizes an annual workshop.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • American Chamber Foundation Philippines

    Philippines | Staff size: 6-25

    The AMCHAM Foundation, Inc. began as a committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines in 1985 to undertake youth development and disaster response programs. It was registered...

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Key Information

LocationPhilippines, East Asia and Pacific
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 2.5 Million