PH: Aquino performance graded “so-so”
The Movement for Good Governance (MGG) has given the Aquino administration a grade of 6.11 on his fourth year in office, according to reports.
As a civil society coalition advocating government transparency, accountability, integrity and honesty, the MGG judges the government’s performance on a wide variety of criteria, and the final score was an average of scores on particular sectors, including Economy, Public Finance, Education, among others, which were given on a scale of 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest).
MGG, which is chaired by former Socieconomic Planning Secretary Solita Monsod, started benchmarking the performance of the Aquino administration in 2010 using a scorecard system to assess the extent to which the administration has implemented the President’s platform of the President. MGG said scoring was done “based on data and not on perceptions.”
The 6.11 score given by MGG to the Aquino administration for the year 2013 was higher than the score of 5.77 given in 2012, 5.59 in 2011 and 4.69 in 2010. According to the MGG, it fell short of the 7.5 score needed to be deemed on track and expected to achieve targets as scheduled.
The MGG noted that the performance of the Aquino administration in managing the economy, public finance, and delivery of health services has been improving. However, no significant improvement had been observed in agriculture development.