It is a self-assessment and web-based developement management tool for provinces, cities and municipalities capable of providing information on the capacities and limitations of LGUS in the delivery of essential public services.  It aims to provide results-oriented information concerning levels of LGU management capacity, service delivery and state of development from which may evolve decisions or actions to optimize investments or resources, establish LGU performance benchmarks and generate strategic data for local and national policy development.

Its major output called the Annual State of Local Governance Report or SLGR, in downloadable electronic format, provides strategic information concerning LGU performance in governance along the areas of Administration, Social Services, Economic Development, Environmental Management and Valuing the Fundamental of Governance.

the following e-Reports could be generated:

  • State of Local Governance Performance e=Report (e-SLGPR)
  • State of Local Development e-Report (e-SLDR)
  • Financial Performance e-Report
  • e-Summary Reports (provincial, regional, national)

There are two (2) LGPMS areas covered, with its respective sub-areas:

  • Governance Aspect
    • Administrative Governance
    • Social Governance
    • Economic Governance
    • Environmental Governance
    • Valuing Fundamentals of Good Governance
  • Developmental Aspect
    • Social Development
    • Economic Development
    • Environmental Development

SLDR Performance Scale.  A perfect scale of 5 denotes excellent performance while performance scales of 1-4 indicates for improvement:

     5=  Excellent
     4=  High
     3=  Fair
     2=  Low
     1=  Very Low

SLDR Performance Scale.  a 5-point scal and color codes are applied to visualize the result.  The numerical equivalent used to gauge the level of development is called the "Development Index":

5 4 3 2 1
Very High High Fair Poor Bad

Lately, the LGU Scorecard on Health and Local Tourism Statistical System was integrated as sub-system of LGPMS version 2.1 aimed to generate crucial information that will serve as a common platform particularly to helath and tourism.

LGPMS is among the criteria for LGU vying SGH Gold category.  It is also one of the criteria for the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi.

Regional Office Commitments:

  • Provide all LGUs with technical assistance:
    • in preparation of State of Local Govenance Reports
    • to improve LGU performance based on SLGR
Performance Indicators Targets
Percentage of LGUs with Annual SLGRs 100% of LGUs (province, cities, and municipalities) submitted by the end of May of the current year
National report prepared and published No later than June of the current year