Competitiveness and Environment sectors drive the performance of the present administration on the second year of its term

Reference No.: 

2019-121

Release Date: 

22 July 2019

The target outcomes of reduced limits to entrepreneurship and anti-competitive practices, and ecological integrity of the Philippine government for its six-year term from 2017 to 2022 were likely to be achieved given the performance of the Competitiveness and Environment sectors as depicted in the results of the compilation of the 2018 Statistical Indicators on Philippine Development (StatDev 2018).

StatDev 2018 contains 307 indicators covering the 14 publicly available Philippine Development Plan (PDP) sectoral chapters.  Considering the latest available data one year or so following the baseline year, 138 indicators showed high likelihood; 42 showed medium likelihood; and 127 showed low likelihood of achieving their respective targets in 2022.

The following are the highlights of the StatDev 2018 across sectors in the PDP, ranked by performance:

 
 
Medium
Overall performance 
A great majority (59.0%) of the indicators covered in StatDev 2018 posted either high or medium likelihood of achieving the target early at the first two years of the medium term. 

Among the 14 sectors, 11 had at least half of their respective indicators exhibiting high or medium likelihood of achieving the target in 2022.

High

Competitiveness
At this early point of the medium term, the proportion of studies on competition law and economics of major academic and research institutions in 2018 (7.9%) was almost twice greater than the target of 4.0% in 2022. Also, the Global Competitiveness Index rankings of the Philippines on business dynamism (Top 28%) and product market efficiency (Top 43%) in 2018 improved and already attained their respective targets in 2022.
 

High

Environment
The total area planted with mangroves in 2018 alone (1,916 hectares) almost reached 1,974 hectares, the target for the whole six-year medium term. Also, the number of issued Certificates of Ancestral Domain Title (CADTs) from 2017 to 2018 have gone beyond the target of 26 for the whole six-year medium term. Likewise, the coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas had exceeded its target in 2022.
 

Medium

Infrastructure
In terms of energy, the end-of-plan target power requirements in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were already met as early as 2018. For air transport, the number of round-trip international flights for NAIA, Mactan Cebu and Clark Airport had high likelihood of achieving their end-of-plan targets. However, for social infrastructure, classroom-to-pupil ratio in primary schools in School Year 2017-2018 had low likelihood of achieving the target in 2022. Also, for infrastructure on information and communications technology, the proportion of public schools with computer packages posted low likelihood.
 

Medium

Human Capital Development
In terms of basic education, net enrolment and completion rates for both elementary and secondary education had high likelihood of achieving their respective targets. However, when it comes to employability, the decrease in both the percentage of discouraged workers from 12.5% in 2014 to 11.5% in 2018 and the labor force participation rate of women from 49.3% in 2015 to 46.6% in 2018, were not enough to obtain high likelihood of achieving the end-of-plan targets.
 

Medium

Macroeconomy
The annual value of microfinance services delivery was maintained. In 2018, it was more than twice greater than the target of ₱10 billion and above. Also, the exports of goods in 2018 amounting to 67.5 billion US Dollars, already surpassed the end-of-plan target of 61.0 to 62.2 billion. However, exports of services for the same year, amounting to 37.5 billion US Dollars, was still far from the end-of-plan target of 61.0 to 68.6 billion.
 

Medium

Science and Technology
Despite the increased number of collaborations of higher education institutions (HEIs) with industries, national government agencies, and local government units, already exceeding the end-of-plan target, the number of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) enrollees in HEIs was not sustained.
 

Medium

Industry and Services
The growth rate of the gross value added (GVA) in the industry sector for the period 2017 to 2018 improved to 11.4%, already exceeding its end-of-plan target of 8.4% to 9.4%. Yet the growth rate of the GVA in the services sector for the same period remained at 6.8%, which was still behind the end-of-plan target of 6.9% to 7.9%.
Medium
Justice
The percentile rank of the Philippines in the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index: Civil Justice indicator in 2018 was 28.32 which already exceeded the end-of-plan target of 27.00. Unfortunately, in the WJP Rule of Law Index: Criminal Justice indicator, the percentile rank of the country fell from 25.66 in 2016 to 9.73 in 2018, way behind the end-of-plan target of 29.00.
 
Medium
Demographic Dividend
Despite the decrease in the total fertility rate from 3.0 in 2013 to 2.7 in 2017, and in adolescent birth rate from 57.1 in 2013 to 47.0 in 2017, the decrease in youth unemployment rate from 2017 to 2018 was only 1% and still far from the end-of-plan target.
 
Medium
Social Protection
In terms of social assistance, the 4.2 million Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) beneficiaries covered in 2018 fell short of the end-of-plan target of 4.4 million. For social safety nets, the number of deaths due to natural- and human-induced disasters in 2018 (554) was far from the end-of-plan target of zero.
 
Medium Shelter and Housing
In 2018, the proportion of low-cost housing targets met (10.95%) already exceeded its target of 5.50% in 2022. Meanwhile, the proportion of socialized housing targets met (7.21%) is still far from the end-of-plan target of 16.53%.
Low
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The yield of 11 out of 12 major commodities posted low likelihood of achieving the 2022 target. More so, the number of fisherfolk provided with production support as of 2018 was still far from the end-of-plan target of 1.4 million.
 
Low
Governance
The percentage of provinces, cities and municipalities with the required NGO representation in the Local Development Council went down. Also, only 3 of 4 (75%) national government agencies were fully compliant with the Transparency Seal as of 2018.
 
Low
Culture and Values
Despite having development plans with culture components for all 17 regions, the number of documentations conducted on indigenous knowledge systems and practices; and the percentage of provinces, cities and municipalities with Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representation, both in 2018, showed low likelihood of achieving the target in 2022.
 
 
The StatDev is a statistical indicator system that provides a comparison of actual sectoral accomplishments with the corresponding targets indicated in the PDP 2017-2022 Results Matrices (PDP-RM), for easier appreciation by planners, evaluators, and other stakeholders.
 
 
 
CLAIRE DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
 
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Icons used:
High High likelihood - The chance of attaining the target is high and thus, the target is likely to be achieved.
Meduim Medium likelihood - The chance of attaining the target is medium and thus, the target may or may not be achieved.
Low Low likelihood - The chance of attaining the target is low and thus, the target is not likely to be achieved.
 

 

 

 

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