LGPMS Version 2 is designed as a self-assessment and a survey tool.As a Self-Assessment Tool
The LGPMS has the ability to assess performance and state of development using a set of indicators which are stated as questions. It is a self-assessment tool since respondents are local government officials and functionaries themselves. An artificial intelligence on the interpretation of results is embedded in the system. A benchmark and scaling system are used to gauge performance and state of development. External and Internal Benchmarks are used. External Benchmark is utilized to compare and appraise local government performance and state of development baseed on standards, national average or targets. Internal Benchmarks is used to evaluate current year performance as compared to performance in previous years.As a Survey Tool
This new feature of the system is intended to gather raw data from local governments with the analysis done manually. This means that no analysis or artificial intelligence is integrated in the system for a particular survey or purpose. This opens a venue where other required data of the DILG or of other national government agencies such as the Department of Health and the Department of Tourism, not being covered by the LGPMS, can be gathered through the LGPMS web-database.
The LGPMS is capable of conducting multiple surveys in a year. (Note: A full version of the LGPMS User‘s Guide is available in the Publications Section.)