5S for local government units (LGUs]: a practical guide in starting 5S
5S for local government units (LGUs]: a practical guide in starting 5S. (2005). Pasig City, Philippines: Center for Quality and Competitiveness, Development Academy of the Philippines.
The aim of this manual is to introduce the concepts and principles of the 5S program to Local Government Units (LGUs). This manual recommends a clear-cut approach to guide the LGUs in implementing and institutionalizing 5S program. 5S best practices of some LGUs successfully implementing the Program were showcased to inspire other institutions to make 5S a way of life within the organization.
Cooperative banking in the Philippines
Castillo, E. T., & Mendoza, E. V. (2007). Cooperative banking in the Philippines. Manila, Philippines: Development Academy of the Philippines.
Cooperative banking involves bringing together cooperatives that aim to fuse their respective resources to provide financial services for the various needs of small borrowers in the community. Small farmers and fisherfolks who are members of agricultural cooperatives are just among the many beneficiaries of this scheme. This book is thus very relevant and timely as it provides fundamental information on how cooperative banking operates in the Philippines. Related laws and policies are cited and specific cases are featured to emphasize the critical aspects of the cooperative banking process. - From the Book
Decentralized capacity building. (2005).
Pasig City, Philippines: The National Productivity Organization, Development Academy of the Philippines.
This book provides a conceptual analysis of the institutional setting in which local government thrives and where local autonomy is at its best. It depicts a shifting landscape-a dynamic and politically-maturing environment that poses a tough challenge to capacity development. As it charts the paradigm shifts and the evolving roles of local government units, the book offers useful instruments to assess capability and match local responsibilities to capacity. Drawing from the rich experience of practitioners in the field, it makes a strong case for decentralized capacity-building that veers away from the conventional ideas of organizational engineering to something that puts premium on empowerment, social capital formation and respect for indigenous knowledge and practices. - From the Book
Establishing an ISO-aligned QMS: a practical guide for managers (2005)
Vergara, V. F. Pasig City, Philippines: Development Academy of the Philippines.
This guidebook was written to help government organizations in the Philippines to gain the benefits of an ISO-Aligned Quality Management System (QMS) without having to spend too much on getting expensive third-party intervention and seeking certification. The intends to give an overview of ISO 9000 and provide a step-by-step explanation and guide towards conforming to the ISO 9001: 2000 standards. - From the Book
Government quality management systems standards. (n.d.).
Pasig City, Philippines: Development Academy of the Philippines.
This guidebook supports the implementation of E.O. 605 and the President’s directives to adopt ISO 9001: 2000 Quality Management Systems and the applicable Government Quality Management Systems Standards (GQMSS), as part of the implementation of a Government-wide Quality Management Program (GQMP). The general guidelines aim to help the Public Sector Organization relate the concepts of Quality Management as described in the ISO 9000 family of standards, with the practice and terminology commonly employed in the public sector organization context.
How to develop project feasibility studies (rev. ed.)
Development Academy of the Philippines (2007). Pasig City, Philippines: Author.
The publication of the revised edition of this book includes new techniques, industry practices as well as regulatory requirements. This manual provides a step-by-step guide for first-timers in project feasibility studies. It is also a good reference material for business and entrepreneurship students. - From the Book
In the hands of farm workers: can banana commercial farm survive?
Quitoriano, E. L., Dargantes, B., Moleta, L., & Nartea P. (2008). Pasig City, Philippines: Development Academy of the Philippines.
This Research book under the Initiatives of La Liga Policy Institute together with DAP, assessed the Financial and Economic viability of Banana Plantation Cooperatives amidst the continuing conflicts that arise from within and outside these cooperatives especially in a time where the fate of CARP remains muddled.
Making a citizen's charter: quality service, transparency, and accountability in local governance
Palaban-Milligan, M. C. (Ed.). (2007). Making a citizen's charter: quality service, transparency, and accountability in local governance. (2nd ed.). Pasig City, Philippines: Development Academy of the Philippines.
This guidebook provides a step-by-step guide to assist local governments formulate their citizen's charter -- a public document that spells out the services provided by the local governments to its citizens, the procedures and requirements for availing these services, service standards, performance guarantees and redress mechanism. As it walks through the suggested set of activities, it brings into light the experiences of a number of local government units in the Philippines and organizations from other countries in developing and implementing their respective citizen's charter. The guidebook also highlights the underlying principles, uses and benefits of having a citizen's charter and the pre-requisites for its effective implementation.