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Key Gains from the Philippine Results-Based Performance Management System

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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

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Public Sector Productivity Initiatives in the Philippines

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Public sector productivity is a crucial component in increasing national competitiveness. It is the responsibility of the governments to improve its own productivity, and at the same time, enable both public and private sector organizations to improve theirs. As the country’s national productivity organization, the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is at the forefront Read More

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The Philippines as the APO Center of Excellence on Public Sector Productivity

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The Philippines as APO Center of Excellence on Public Sector Productivity The Asian Productivity Organization, an international governmental organization which aims to drive the productivity movement in Asia and the Pacific, has been implementing the Center of Excellence program which designates national productivity organizations in specialized fields in recognition of their initiatives and expertise.  A Read More

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What Is Public Sector Productivity and Why It Matters

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Productivity is commonly defined as the ratio of output in relation to the input required.  The inputs are labor, equipment, space and energy used, while the outputs are measured by counting the goods and services produced in terms of monetary value.  To raise productivity, the private sector either increases its outputs or decreases its inputs. Read More