Process Evaluation of the Performance-Based Bonus Scheme
Albert, Jose Ramon G.; Mendoza, Ronald U.; Cuenca, Janet S.; Opiniano, Gina A.; Monje, Jennifer D.; Pastor, Michael A.; Muñoz, Mika S. | May 2021
Since the adoption of the Performance‑Based Bonus (PBB) scheme in 2012, its effectiveness, particularly its impact on agencies’ reform efforts and public sector employees’ motivation and productivity, has not been examined. The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) deems it critical to study the effect of PBB on whole-of-government efforts to boost productivity and push reforms, as well as government employees’ individual and team-level motivations and productivity. DBM wishes to determine whether PBB is achieving its design objectives and whether it is worth pursuing, given its budgetary implications. However, prior to an impact evaluation, it is important to undertake a process evaluation, which could help clarify whether and to what extent PBB has worked as planned. In this regard, this study examines the extent to which the PBB design has been executed and identifies implementation deficits, if any, particularly taking note of the bottlenecks and challenges encountered by government agencies in meeting the conditions to qualify for PBB. It also presents initial data on the possible effects of PBB on at least three levels: (a) agency-wide incentive effects, (b) team-level collaboration effects, and (c) individual staff-member incentive effects. This study finds mixed results on these three main channels of PBB impact. It recommends a general review of the main policy objectives of this reform. It also identifies several concrete reforms that could help sharpen PBB moving forward.
CitationAlbert, Jose Ramon G.; Mendoza, Ronald U.; Cuenca, Janet S.; Opiniano, Gina A.; Monje, Jennifer D.; Pastor, Michael A.; Muñoz, Mika S.. 2021. Process Evaluation of the Performance-Based Bonus Scheme. © Philippine Institute for Development Studies. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/13662.
Corporate Governance Reform
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Government spending policy
Government business enterprises