The Performance Governance System

The pathway to lasting governance reform

We believe in a positive and strategic approach to transforming the public sector for good – a program that can complement the huge anti-corruption campaign now sweeping through the highest levels of government and business.

This is the idea behind governance reform, which builds up rather than tears down, restores rather than removes, and empowers rather than overthrows. Our tool? The Performance Governance System (PGS), a holistic and collaborative framework for designing and executing roadmaps to long-term reform.

PGS culls global best practices in managing strategy to meet the rising needs of Philippine public sector institutions. It builds governance reform capacities across a four-stage pathway, and addresses a wide array of challenges while also yielding niched impact. At the national level this means world-class public service; at the local level, a robust economy.

PGS is now used by over 50 national government agencies and local government units in the Philippines, of which 14 have been independently verified by global experts as Islands of Good Governance (IGG), and 5 have been awarded membership in the exclusive Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Stategy.

It has helped transform entire sectors and departments of Philippine government including the Civil Service Commission, National Electrification Administration, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, City of Iloilo, City of San Fernando Pampanga, and City of San Fernando La Union, among others.

These national agencies and local governments continue to raise the bar on what the modern public sector institution can achieve together with its stakeholders. Each one is a true partner in governance reform, playing a significant role in building our Dream Philippines.

We believe in a positive and strategic approach to transforming the public sector for good – a program that can complement the huge anti-corruption campaign now sweeping through the highest levels of government and business.

This is the idea behind governance reform, which builds up rather than tears down, restores rather than removes, and empowers rather than overthrows. Our tool? The Performance Governance System (PGS), a holistic and collaborative framework for designing and executing roadmaps to long-term reform.

PGS culls global best practices in managing strategy to meet the rising needs of Philippine public sector institutions. It builds governance reform capacities across a four-stage pathway, and addresses a wide array of challenges while also yielding niched impact. At the national level this means world-class public service; at the local level, a robust economy.

PGS is now used by over 50 national government agencies and local government units in the Philippines, of which 14 have been independently verified by global experts as Islands of Good Governance (IGG), and 5 have been awarded membership in the exclusive Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Stategy.

It has helped transform entire sectors and departments of Philippine government including the Civil Service Commission, National Electrification Administration, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, City of Iloilo, City of San Fernando Pampanga, and City of San Fernando La Union, among others.

These national agencies and local governments continue to raise the bar on what the modern public sector institution can achieve together with its stakeholders. Each one is a true partner in governance reform, playing a significant role in building our Dream Philippines.

Islands of Good Governance

In line with the long-term goal of setting ever higher standards for public governance in the country, the Islands of Good Governance (IGG) recognizes public sector institutions based on the following criteria:

Sustainability
which refers to the institution-wide use of effective governance mechanisms to consistently achieve breakthroughs

Impact
which shows how institution-wide reforms have led to the improvement of lives through better public service delivery or new economic growth initiatives

These are independently verified by global experts through audit and public revalida.

IGG is the official recognition program for milestone achievements in the use of PGS. It honors public sector institutions as exemplars of reform and beacons of hope, lighting the way for many others to follow.

Its launch in 2015 led to further recognition in the Philippines-hosted Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, where the transformation stories of 12 inaugural awardees were presented before international government, business, and media leaders.

INAUGURAL AWARDEES

 Armed Forces of the Philippines Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Human assistance and disaster response Increased financial inclusivity
 Philippine Army City Government of Balanga
Building trust through personal governance Innovation and a strong learning environment
Philippine Navy City Government of Butuan
Improving naval territory defense Environmental protection and sustainability
Department of Trade and Industry City Government of Dipolog
Competitiveness and ease of doing business Promoting health through outdoor sports
Government Service Insurance System City Government of Mandaue
Public sector pension reform Building local public-private partnerships
National Electrification Administration City Government of Talisay
Providing electrical services for rural areas Building retirement friendly communities
Philippine Heart Center Accountancy Profession
Improved specialized cardiovascular care Improved business environments