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Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS)


The LGPMS, as a web-based system, was first implemented in 2005. The online system with results from 2004-2006 has been utilized in various ways by LGPMS stakeholders.


LGPMS Version 2


The enhanced version maintains its use as a self-assessment management tool for local governments. It is a web-based system that has the ability to produce information on the state of local governance performance, and the state of local development, using governance and development indicators.


The old LGPMS was founded on input-output-outcome indicator-relationship in determining the performance of a particular LGU.   There was a strong argument among the LGU users, based on the evaluation made by the LGPMS Team and the study conducted by the League of Municipalities of the Philippines on the 1st Cycle of LGPMS implementation, that outcome or development conditions cannot be solely attributed to the performance of LGUs since there are many players and factors in society that influence the state of development of a particular locality -- which includes national policies, geographical, environmental, or political attributes, among others.


Recognizing the merit of this argument, and considering the intention of LGPMS in providing the LGUs, particularly the Local Chief Executives, with information that enable them to effectively manage their local government units by improving their LGU performance, the revised LGPMS conceptual framework was developed.


The revised LGPMS conceptual framework looks into the state of local governance performance which is measured using governance indicators, either input or output, and the state of local development which is measured using development or outcome indicators. This is to emphasize that governance indicators used to measure the State of Local Governance Performance are based on the LGU’s key responsibilities or on those areas which the local government unit has direct control. On the other hand, the development indicators used to measure the state of local development are not necessarily within the control of the LGU, but are utilized to determine development gaps where the local government, national government and other sectors of the society can work together in addressing development backlogs.


Information on the State of Local Governance Performance and the State of Local Development are equally important inputs in managing LGU performance in local governance.


LGPMS Version 2.1


The DILG has already released the LGPMS version 2.1. The newest feature of the system is the integration of the LGU Scorecard on Health designed by the Department of Health, and the Local Tourism Statistics designed by the Department of Tourism, to the LGPMS. The DILG, DOH and DOT converge for the 2011 implementation of LGPMS.


The strength of the LGPMS is that, it is capable to create sub-systems to customize the data capture and reporting functionalities in organizing the flow of information between local governments and specific national governments. And since LGPMS is web-based, the exchange of information is faster and accessible 24/7. As the process implies, the LGPMS can be used as a common platform of national government agencies in generating performance information on local governments.


The Department of Health and the Department of Tourism converge with the Department of the Interior and Local Government in making LGPMS as a common platform on local government information. As such, the LGU Scorecard on Health of the DOH and the Local Tourism Statistics of the DOT are both integrated to LGPMS as sub-systems to generate crucial information particular to health and tourism which can be used primarily by the two agencies (DOH and DOT, respectively) and LGUs for planning and investment programming.


Through convergence, other national government agencies need not to develop a separate system which causes disjointed efforts in collecting and processing of performance information of local governments. More importantly, through convergence, we harness the expertise of various national government agencies in providing a performance management tool for local governments.


The DILG, DOH, DOT and LGUs are the primary users of the LGPMS. The DILG plays important roles in managing, implementing, and sustaining the LGPMS. The DOH and DOT are key agencies responsible for communicating and using the health and tourism information to be generated from the system in monitoring, planning and providing interventions to local governments to help in meeting the national objectives and development directions for health and tourism concerns, respectively. Local governments perform critical roles in ensuring the truthfulness and credibility of LGPMS results, and use the information to improve their performance. The DILG, DOH, DOT and local governments are expected to link the results of the LGPMS, which include the LGU Scorecard on Health and Local Tourism Statistics, to policy and program development actions.




At a Glance


One of the components of the monitoring and evaluation system of the DOH is the LGU Scorecard. It is a performance management tool institutionalized by the DOH, through the Bureau of Local Health Development, to track and assess the general progress, in terms of effectiveness and equity, in the implementation of health sector programs by local government units. It is a composite scorecard of stakeholders within the Province-wide Health System (PWHS) which include the local government units, its clients, and the public and private providers within the said LGUs.


Indicator Framework


LGU Scorecard on Health contains 29 indicators clustered according to four pillars of health reforms and 12 priority programs, projects and activities of the Department of Health. The indicators are mostly intermediate outcomes and major reform outputs reflective of the performance of the Province-Wide Health System (PWHS). Using the 29 health indicators, a province, city or a municipality receives information as to the effectiveness and equity on health performance of a local government in a form of a report card. This is how the LGU Report Card on Health looks like!





At a Glance


The Local Tourism Statistics System or LTSS aims to provide tourism data from the provincial, city, and municipal governments nationwide as basis for development planning, investment programming and decision making by the public and private sectors. It also seeks to systematize the collection and reporting of tourism information by local government units as mandated under Republic Act No. 9593 or the Tourism Act of 2009. The LTSS will gather benchmark data on tourism supply and capacity of LGUs as tourism destination.


LTSS captures information on:


1) Tourism establishments:

2) Local tourism readiness and potential in terms of tourist appeal, accessibility, activities and products, and facilities

3) Tourism revenues and expenditures