State of Local Governance Performance, Electronic Report

Municipality of Itogon, PY 2009

Highlighted in this report is your LGU's performance in four (4) areas of governance: (1) Administrative Governance, (2) Social Governance, (3) Economic Governance, and (4) Environmental Governance. A special report is included to determine how the fundamentals of good governance such as Participation, Transparency, and Financial Accountability are valued in the LGU. It is to note that the LGU's performance was assessed based on the responses of the LGU's Team to the questions provided into the LGPMS database. A Performance Scale is used to identify areas with excellent performance and areas for improvement. A perfect scale of 5 denotes excellent performance while performance scales of 1-4 indicate areas for improvement. Although scales of 3 and 4 are relatively high, there are areas which can still be improved on. All these are explained in detail as you read the entire report.

On Valuing Fundamentals of Governance

This section of the report describes how your LGU values and maintains good governance in the context of Transparency, Participation, and Financial Accountability.

Area(s) with Excellent Performance

None of the 3 areas in Valuing Fundamentals of Governance marked "excellent performance" so far. Meantime, dedicate more time and effort on the areas for improvement.

Area(s) for Improvement

The areas for improvement are listed by priority, starting from the area which gets the lowest performance scale followed by areas which get higher performance scales, respectively.
Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Transparency 3.00
Promoting transparency in governmental transactions and practicing it require a certain degree of urgency. Communicating information which the public should know or should be aware of such as plans, programs, services and special events is a step in the right direction. Maximizing communication channels like a Bulletin Board, a Public Information Office or Desk, the print or broadcast media, a website and public forum is desired. After all, good local governance is synonymous to transparent governance.

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Participation 4.00
High but not Excellent
Strengthening CSO participation in Local Special Bodies and the Citizen Feedback system, including the maximization of CSO engagement in development projects is a MUST action. There are merits to it. In addition to the principal of participation, other desirable governance values like transparency, accountability and consensus-influenced decisions are reinforced.

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Financial Accountability 4.72
High but not Excellent
Efforts to improve financial accountability are acknowledged. However, administrative capacity to ensure observance of guidelines relative to accounting, internal control, procurement and financial transactions need to be strengthened.