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Participatory Monitoring of Infrastructure Projects (PH0060)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Philippines Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Department of Budget and Management (DBM)

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Infrastructure & Transport, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the problem the commitment addresses?

Public problems that this commitment intends to address:
-Weak M&E system
The prevalence of weak monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system in the government is named as one of the major setbacks why the desired results were not achieved in many government programs and projects, as indicated in many Zero-Based Budgeting studies/program reviews commissioned by the DBM. To address this gap, a circular was issued by DBM adopting a results-based monitoring, evaluation and reporting policy in government through National Budget Circular No. 565, series of 2016. This circular mandates all government agencies and instrumentalities to strengthen their M&E system which will promote evidence-based performance results for better decision-making and ultimately improve the government’s performance in the delivery of goods and services. The interactive transparency website will serve as a platform to engage the general public in the monitoring activities by providing feedbacks relative to the covered programs/projects located in their respective localities, thereby helping strengthen the government’s monitoring function and improve the quality of program/project performance information.

-Implementation delay of selected government infrastructure programs and projects
The considerable delay in the implementation and completion of government infrastructure programs and projects have translated into delayed provision of goods and services to the public. These delays were due to perennial reasons that serve as obstacles and hinder completion within the allotted timeframe. The most common of these obstacles are failure of bidding, unworkable sites, land ownership and ROW acquisition issues, delayed preparation of engineering design, poor peace and order conditions, and poor contractor performance, among others. These obstacles would have been avoided if there was good planning and regular monitoring of programs/projects. Through the routine monitoring, progress can be tracked regularly in terms of schedule, resource allocation/utilization and achievement of planned targets/outputs.

-Inadequacy of performance information at the program/project level
The inadequacy of information on the actual physical and financial status of programs/projects is one of the challenges being faced by oversight agencies. What is available is information on the financial status at the agency level, but few data especially on the physical accomplishments at the program or project level. The availability of accurate and regularly-generated monitoring information on both the financial and physical status at the program/project level is critical to project managers in making proper decisions, such as in terms of adjustments/change of strategy in implementation, catch-up plans if found behind schedule, discontinuance or expansion of the program/project, among others.

What is the commitment?

The DBM commits to establish an efficient, effective and participatory monitoring, validation and reporting mechanism for selected government infrastructure programs and projects (DPWH, DA, DepEd, NIA) through an interactive transparency website.
● Regular monitoring and reporting will facilitate the generation of timely and relevant information on the performance of government programs/projects, and the problems that delay the implementation. Detection of potential problems at an early stage will enable the implementing agencies (IAs) concerned, to undertake necessary steps/actions for their immediate and proper resolution.
● The feedback mechanism of the transparency website will enable the citizens to be involved in the monitoring of selected infrastructure programs and projects at their localities, and for the DBM and IAs to address/respond to the issues/concerns raised.
● Validation using science-based methodologies and tools will provide verified performance information on selected priority programs and projects.

See Action Plan for milestone activities


Commitments

  1. Citizen Participation in Local Government

    PH0056, 2019, Capacity Building

  2. Participation in Local Tourism Development

    PH0057, 2019, Capacity Building

  3. Basic Education Inputs Program

    PH0058, 2019, Capacity Building

  4. Open Data Portal

    PH0059, 2019, Capacity Building

  5. Participatory Monitoring of Infrastructure Projects

    PH0060, 2019, Capacity Building

  6. Implement EITI

    PH0061, 2019, Beneficial Ownership

  7. Passage of Freedom of Information Law

    PH0062, 2019, Capacity Building

  8. Labor Inclusivity and Dispute Resolution

    PH0063, 2019, Capacity Building

  9. Participatory Children's Health and Nutrition Program

    PH0064, 2019, Gender

  10. Indigenous Representation in Local Legislative Councils

    PH0065, 2019, E-Government

  11. Open Contracting Data Publication

    PH0066, 2019, Audits and Controls

  12. Civil Society Participation to Improve LGU Service Delivery

    PH0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  13. Engage Communities in the Fight Against Corruption, Criminality and Illegal Drugs

    PH0043, 2017, Capacity Building

  14. Ease of Doing Business:Competitiveness

    PH0044, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  15. Ease of Doing Business: Philippines’ Anti-Red Tape Challenge)

    PH0045, 2017, Capacity Building

  16. Citizen Participatory Audit)

    PH0046, 2017, Audits and Controls

  17. 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center

    PH0047, 2017, Public Participation

  18. Government Feedback Mechanism

    PH0048, 2017, Capacity Building

  19. Access to Information Legislation

    PH0049, 2017, Capacity Building

  20. e-Participation Through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Citizenship & Immigration

  21. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, E-Government

  22. Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    PH0052, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  23. Institutional Mechanisms for Disaster Response

    PH0053, 2017, E-Government

  24. Shelter Development for Informal Settler Families

    PH0054, 2017, E-Government

  25. Open Local Legislative Processes

    PH0055, 2017, E-Government

  26. Law on ATI

    PH0029, 2015, Right to Information

  27. Transparency of Local Govs Plans and Budgets

    PH0030, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  28. Open Data

    PH0031, 2015, Open Data

  29. Extractive Industries' Transparency

    PH0032, 2015, Extractive Industries

  30. CSO Engagement in Public Audit

    PH0033, 2015,

  31. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning

    PH0034, 2015, Participation in Budget Processes

  32. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning – Community Capacity-Building

    PH0035, 2015, Capacity Building

  33. Improving Public Service Delivery

    PH0036, 2015, Public Participation

  34. Improving Local Govs' Performance

    PH0037, 2015, Capacity Building

  35. Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0038, 2015, Private Sector

  36. Local Government Competitiveness

    PH0039, 2015, Capacity Building

  37. Public and Private Sector Dialogue

    PH0040, 2015, Private Sector

  38. Improving Corporate Accountability

    PH0041, 2015, Private Sector

  39. Sustain Transparency in National Government Plans and Budgets

    PH0020, 2013, E-Government

  40. Support for the Passage of Legislations on Access to Information and Protection of Whistleblowers

    PH0021, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  41. Engage Civil Society in Public Audit

    PH0022, 2013, Public Participation

  42. Enhance Performance Benchmarks for Local Governance

    PH0023, 2013, Capacity Building

  43. Enhance the Government Procurement System

    PH0024, 2013, E-Government

  44. Strengthen Grassroots Participation in Local Planning and Budgeting

    PH0025, 2013, Participation in Budget Processes

  45. Provide More Accessible Government Data in a Single Portal and Open Format

    PH0026, 2013, E-Government

  46. Starred commitment Initiate Fiscal Transparency in the Extractive Industry

    PH0027, 2013, Extractive Industries

  47. Starred commitment Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0028, 2013, Private Sector

  48. Disclose Executive Budgets

    PH0001, 2011, Fiscal Transparency

  49. Access to Information Initiative

    PH0002, 2011, Right to Information

  50. Broader CSO Engagement

    PH0003, 2011, Public Participation

  51. Participatory Budget Roadmap

    PH0004, 2011, Participation in Budget Processes

  52. Local Poverty Reduction

    PH0005, 2011, Subnational

  53. Empowerment Fund

    PH0006, 2011, Capacity Building

  54. Social Audit

    PH0007, 2011, Public Participation

  55. Results-Based Performance

    PH0008, 2011, Capacity Building

  56. Performance-Based Budgeting

    PH0009, 2011, Capacity Building

  57. Citizen’S Charters

    PH0010, 2011, Capacity Building

  58. Internal Audit

    PH0011, 2011, Audits and Controls

  59. Single Portal for Information

    PH0012, 2011, E-Government

  60. Integrated Financial Management System

    PH0013, 2011, E-Government

  61. Electronic Bidding

    PH0014, 2011, E-Government

  62. Procurement Cards

    PH0015, 2011, Open Contracting and Procurement

  63. Manpower Information System

    PH0016, 2011, E-Government

  64. Expand the National Household Targeting System (NHTS)

    PH0017, 2011, Public Participation

  65. e-TAILS

    PH0018, 2011, E-Government

  66. Budget Ng Bayan

    PH0019, 2011, Fiscal Transparency

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