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Change is Here: 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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Are Public Sector Employees Productive or Not?

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Do public sector employees work less than their private sector counterparts? A simple Google search of “government employee meme” results to hundreds of memes portraying public sector employees as mediocre, lazy, and incompetent. While a lot are exaggerations, these memes reflect how the public perceives civil servants. Government agencies, particularly those that provide frontline services, Read More

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Streamlining Business Permits and Licenses Procedures in the Philippines

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For two years, the Philippines 99th ranking in the Ease of Doing Business Survey remain unchanged. In the “starting a business” criterion, however, the country further slipped from 164th in 2016 to 171st in 2017. Red tape remains a pervasive issue despite continuous reforms in the government. In applying for business permits and licenses, an Read More

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P&Q Tool Highlight: Quality Circle

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A Quality Circle (QC) is a formal mechanism to identify problems and suggest solutions to work-related issues. The concept was introduced in 1961 by the Union of Japanese Scientist and Engineers led by Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa. It was piloted at the Nippon Wireless and Telegraph and later spread throughout Japan. The concept was also adopted Read More

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The Public Management Development Program: Towards a Corps of Ethical, Committed and Development-Oriented Officials in the Philippines

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  More Filipinos are demanding for a government that exemplifies competence, integrity and commitment in public service with every public servant leader expected to embody these utmost attributes. In the objective of producing a cadre of knowledgeable and skillful development executives, the Development Academy of the Philippines implemented the Career Executive Service Development Program (CESDP) Read More

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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