Capacity Development Component and Services
The Capacity Development Component is a venue to deliver or facilitate the delivery of quality, strategic and responsive capacity development for promoting and undertaking replication of exemplary practices through Go-FAR.
Capacity Development Component Functions
- Maintain a comprehensive knowledge map of primary and secondary content sources
- Work with users, experts knowledge sharing and knowledge utilization teams in identifying information/knowledge into KP that need to be created to address user needs
- Perform primary and secondary research required to create new knowledge and or update current ones plus in depth user needs
- Validate content of new KP through network of subject matter experts
- Regularly perform review of the LGRC knowledge base to ensure currency and relevance of information at all times
Capacity Development Services Offered
- Technical Assistance in support to capacity development and to various programs
- Assessment on the capacity development needs of LGUs using available tools and systems
The pursuit of excellence in governance trails back to determining the degree/level of performance and competencies of the local government units in local governance. As such, the utilization of the diagnostic tools developed by DILG and other institutions is encouraged.
The LGRC primarily pursues the utilization of the following diagnostic tools:
- Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS)LGPMS is a self-assessment tool that measures the performance of the local government units in the areas of governance, administration, social services, economic development and environmental management. As a self-assessment tool, the LGU will be able to determine its weaknesses and strengths. The LGPMS result which will be translated into the State of Local Governance Report (SLGR) will be used as a planning tool providing clear direction of the LGU.
- Barangay Governance Performance Management System (BGPMS)BGPMS is an assessment taken to measure barangay government services delivery and accomplishments relating to functions mandated in RA 7160. It assesses the five performance and service areas of: Governance (Legislation, Transparency, Participation), Administration (Development Planning, Revenue Generation, Resource Allocation, Financial Accountability, Customer Service, Human Resource Management and Development), Social Services (Health and Nutrition, Education and Sports, Public Safety and Disaster Risk Management), Economic Development (Agriculture and Fisheries, Entrepreneurship, Business and Industry Promotion) and Environmental Management (Natural Resource Management and Pollution Control).
- Systems for Competency Assessment for Local Governance (SCALOG)SCALOG is a self-assessment tool that measures the competency for local government unit in the areas of governance, administration, social services, economic development and environmental management. The LGUs will be measured in the seven areas of competency, namely: Organization and Structure, Legislative Support, Management Systems, Customer Service, Transparency, Innovations, Participation.
- Comprehensive Development Plan/Executive-Legislative Agenda (CDP/ELA)The CDP/ELA enables the LGU to map out the interventions that must be undertaken to address its capacity improvement needs.
- Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS)The system determines the poverty condition of the local government unit. A good source of data because it is designed to address existing data gaps for diagnosing the extent of poverty at the local level, formulating appropriate responses to problems, identifying eligible beneficiaries for anti-poverty programs and requirements for development planning and monitoring that are disaggregated at the household level.
- Project Development and Management The technical assistance on project development and management shall primarily utilize but not limited to the application of MBUSSP experience providing capacity building interventions to local government units on the whole project development cycle. As such, the following module shall be introduced to the local government unit: • Project Preparation/Feasibility Studies Preparation • Project Implementation and Management • Project Operation and Maintenance • Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Other PDM modules developed by other National Government Institutions and other entities shall likewise be utilized depending on the demand of the client.
Documentation of Good Practices
LGRC shall promote the GO-FAR template in documenting good practice. It shall likewise learn the experiences of LGUMTP in the preparation of a case study on LGU Good Practices.