DILG Central News
DILG, DOH, DOT team up on latest LGPMS versionJuly 12, 2011
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has teamed up with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the implementation of the newest version of its Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) project that is being used to determine the state of local development and level of performance of local governments.
DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo said LGPMS version 2.1 has now integrated the DOH’s LGU Scorecard on Health and the DOT’s Local Tourism Statistics and serves as a common guide in generating performance information on local governments.
“The LGPMS can now serve as a common platform of national government agencies to generate information about how local governments perform in specific areas,” he said.
The DOH LGU Scorecard shall be used to determine which LGUs need interventions to uplift the quality of their health services, while the local tourism statistics will help the DOT focus on developing the local tourism industry.
Managed by the DILG’s Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS) , the LGPMS is a web-based self-assessment, management development tool that enables local governments to determine their capabilities and limitations in the delivery of essential public services. LGPMS can be accessed at http://www.blgs.gov.ph/lgpms.
Among the national reports developed by the LGPMS are the annual e-State of Local Governance Report (e-SLGR), State of Financial Report, and the e-State of Local Development Report (e-SLDR). These reports serve as feedback mechanisms to determine what resources are needed by the LGUs and where they are needed.
“This tool is very useful for government planners and policy makers as it serves as a benchmark for development planning, program performance review and administrative guidance, and as a tool for policy research and development.
Robredo said the Department also uses the LGPMS information as inputs in the selection of LGUs which will be given the Seal of Good Housekeeping and be eligible for fund support on their development projects through the Performance Challenge Fund.
“The Seal of Good Housekeeping can only be secured once the results of the retooled LGPMS show their exemplary performance,” he said.
The LGPMS Version 2.1 has been rolled out to provinces, cities and municipalities, and is on data gathering stage. The DILG, DOH and DOT expect the results by mid August, this year. ###