Towards The Establishment of a Statistical Monitoring and Control System for Local Governments
Author: Teresita E. Valerio, Milanda O. Paita, and Carmelita N. Ericta
Macro-level assessment of training needs of various sectors has highlighted on statistical technology transfer for development planning and policy formulation at sub-national level. In line with the decentralization thrust of the country, local government units will find very relevant application of statistical tools for benefit monitoring of programs and projects as well as for control through appropriate indicator framework of the socio-economic and over-all status of their communities. A statistical monitoring and control system is therefore designed as a dynamically organized structure aimed at providing information for immediate decision-making through description, analysis and utilization of statistical data and methodologies. This involves periodic review and/or regulation of processes and certain characteristics of the population for purposes of surveillance, early warning and basis for intervention actions. Such will yield impact on the quality of services with the local populace as target beneficiaries. This paper conceptualized the system as contributory effort of the Statistical Research and Training Center.