Technical Notes:

To monitor the likelihood of achieving the economic and social development goals set forth in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) prepared by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has developed the Statistical Indicators on Philippine Development (StatDev). For the StatDev 2018, it is anchored on the PDP 2017-2022. Based on the PDP Results Matrices (PDP-RM), strategies and programs have been identified to get the country moving toward sustained growth. Targets have been set for these strategies against which the development efforts of the government will be measured vis-à-vis the Plan. From the measurable outputs/targets in the PDP-RM, the PSA compiled data for the key indicators by sector. Due to data unavailability, however, not all the strategies/targets in the PDP are covered in the StatDev. 
 
Actual data were requested directly from source agencies and other PSA operating units. Additional data were also obtained from the agency websites and publications, e.g., Annual Reports of source agencies, Socio-Economic Report (SER) of NEDA, among others.
 
The strategies/targets indicated in the PDP are mostly for 2022, which is the end of the plan period. However, there are some strategies with annual target, while others do not have targets.  
 
For most indicators, the tracking method used for monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was adopted, as follows: 
 
 
 
where:
 
 
 
 
The computed values are then used as basis for rating the likelihood of achieving the target based on the following ranges: 


Likelihood Range Icon Interpretation
High More than 0.9 The chance of attaining the target is high and thus, the target is likely to be achieved.
Medium 0.5 to 0.9 The chance of attaining the target is medium and thus, the target may or may not be achieved.
Low Less than 0.5 The chance of attaining the target is low and thus, the target is not likely to be achieved.
 

It is important to note that an indicator with low likelihood of achieving the target does not necessarily mean that the end-of-plan target will not be met. The likelihood serves as a measure which indicates that the actual growth rate from the baseline to the latest data given the number of years elapsed is relatively low for the required growth rate from the baseline to the end-of-plan target given the number of years covered. The likelihood may improve as the actual data improve in succeeding years.

 

To assess the progress of each sector in achieving the end-of-plan targets of its respective indicators, the following threshold was considered:



Sectoral Progress Icon Interpretation
Good The percentage of indicators included in StatDev 2018 which posted low likelihood of achieving their respective end-of-plan targets is at most 33.3%.
Average The percentage of indicators included in StatDev 2018 which posted low likelihood of achieving their respective end-of-plan targets is more than 33.3% to at most 50.0%.
Poor The percentage of indicators included in StatDev 2018 which posted low likelihood of achieving their respective end-of-plan targets is more than 50.0%.

Likewise, it is important to note that poor sectoral progress does not necessarily mean that the concerned agencies under the sector performed poorly. The sectoral progress is affected by the total number of indicators considered under the sector. This may improve as data for indicators under the sector and the number of indicators considered under the sector changes.