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Thursday 6 August 2015

PHL as Asia’s benchmark for gov’t productivity, DAP exec says

Philippines| Targeted Governement Productivity in Asia

Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) President Antonio D. Kalaw Jr. distinguished the leadership of President Benigno S. Aquino III and his administration for reforms and good governance that made Philippines as benchmark in Asia for government productivity.
Kalaw said the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) has named DAP as the Center of Excellence (COE) on Public Sector Productivity. “It recognized the achievements of the Aquino administration in terms of programs in line with productivity,” he added.

To produce competent, efficient and development-oriented government officials, DAP was revive by President Aquino in 2012 Under the PMDP, the DAP offers Senior Executive Class and Middle Managers Class. Its faculties are distinguished personalities in government, private sector, and the academe, both in local and international organizations. It is also mentioned that there is a currently doing a feasibility study to expand DAP in terms of capacity, facility, and program of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS).

DAP generated over a thousand Career Executive Service Officers from whom emerged more than 30 Cabinet secretaries, undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, and heads of agency.

DAP Senior Vice President Magdalena L. Mendoza, on the other hand, said the government targets to launch 18 classes and produce 500 graduates in 2016 under PMDP as identified in the current Philippine Development Plan. As of July this year, DAP had 13 classes and 334 graduates. Mendoza said that 109 government agencies nationwide have scholars in PMDP. After undergoing the Program, a quarter of the total graduates were promoted from their public posts, according to Mendoza. She said DAP is also strengthening its partnership with international academic institutions.

This year, DAP signed memorandum of understanding with Kyoto University and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Japan as well as with ENA (École nationale d'administration) in France.

“We want to forge partnership with similar institutions in the United States like Evans School of Public Policy in the University of Washington and Kennedy School of Government at the Harvard University,” Mendoza said.

Philippine News Agency

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