Framework and Goals

The PMDP draws inspiration from, and in turn supports the vision, direction and values, as articulated in the President’s Social Contract with the Filipino people.
Being the original creator of CESDP, the Executive Department designated DAP as the implementing agency of the PMDP. DAP has the institutional experience of running this program and it has the requisite facilities to maximize the value of a residential program.
The PMDP is the Philippine government’s response to the need for a corps of ethical, committed and development-oriented officials in the bureaucracy who will drive performance in the agencies and push the agenda for change and sustained progress.
The goal of the PMDP is to foster careerism in government and promote stability in the bureaucracy by producing a corps of development-oriented, competent, dedicated and honest government senior executives and middle managers within the medium term.
The Program aims to (1) develop a keen appreciation of the vital role government executives play in the overall development process; (2) produce competent government leaders committed to the welfare of their constituents and the country’s progress; (3) foster a spirit of kinship, mutual support and harmony among government leaders working for the common goal of a good life for all; (4) deepen the bench of successors to the incumbent government office executives to ensure smooth transition in case of promotions or vacancies; and (5) enhance the image of the Philippine government as an institution imbued with professionalism, integrity, and honesty.
Furthermore, the Program aspires to be an intensive MBA for the public sector and produce graduates who are technically excellent, networked and imbued with a deep sense of mission to upgrade the life of every Juan and Juana.