The Development Academy of the Philippines, as the Asian Productivity Organization’s designated Center of Excellence on Public Sector Productivity, hosted the Workshop on Developing the APO Public Sector Leadership framework.The weeklong workshop was held last November at Marco Polo Ortigas, Pasig City, and was attended by 16 international participants from different APO member countries, including Read More
Government agencies are often stereotyped as inefficient, inaccessible and unresponsive, while its employees are overpaid yet mediocre, and less accountable compared to their counterparts in the private sector. The Philippine Government, with President Rodrigo Duterte at the helm, has been highlighting the need to breakaway from these stereotypes. In his message on the National Budget Read More
The Philippines has been designated as the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Center of Excellence on Public Sector Productivity (COE-PSP) with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) as the focal organization and implementing institution. The DAP also serves as the country’s National Productivity Organization (NPO) that supports the APO in promoting and implementing public sector productivity-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
As the implementing institution and the country’s NPO, the DAP is tasked to facilitate learning and sharing of knowledge and best practices on PSP among APO members, conduct relevant research on new areas related to the PSP including identifying innovations and best practices, develop resources and materials to assist member countries with their programs, and build a database of experts who could assist APO member countries with their programs on PSP.
Specifically, the COE-PSP has the following objectives:
- Promote the advancement of the public sector productivity movement in Asia and the Pacific region;
- Help address common and critical issues on public sector productivity performance besetting the APO member countries;
- Foster cutting-edge research, facilitate training and knowledge-sharing, and support outreach to APO member countries in raising productivity of the public sector organizations in the region; and
- Serve as a hub of a ‘web of collaborators’ (physical or virtual) on innovation and productivity in the public sector.
In today's session, we have invited Department of Finance Director Juvy Danofrata and IBON Foundation Executive Director Jose Enrique Africa to discuss the pros and cons of the first package of the TRAIN Law.
We are grateful to those who have attended today's Kartilya Session.
"There has never been a tax reform that has been easy; but what kept us going is the vision that in the long run, lahat tayo makikinabang, that our children and grandchildren will have a better environment, better infrastructure, and a better quality of life." - Dir. Juvy Danofrata, Department of Finance
In today's #KartilyaSession, Dir. Danofrata discussed the nitty-gritty of the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. She emphasized that TRAIN aims to give more spending power to the citizens and make taxation simpler. Through TRAIN, the government hopes to fund better infrastructure and social services in which the country will benefit from in the long run. #TRAINLaw