November 2018 | by Jason Lakin, Ph.D., International Budget Partnership
The Philippines presents a somewhat unique case of program budgeting. The introduction of programs came after nearly a decade of challenges arising from performance-oriented budget reforms. Program budgeting was introduced in 2015 in part to address the accountability challenges of performance measures at the ministry level, but it was not fully implemented until 2018.
Though it is too early draw conclusions about how well program budgeting is working in the Philippines, this case study presents insights we can glean from the process used to set up program structures in the health budget.
- The Philippines: From Performance to Programs in the Health Budget (Case Study, 2018)
IBP’s work on program budgets, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), examines global practices related to budget program structure in health to shed light on how governments define program objectives as part of their broader quest to shift budgeting toward results that matter to citizens. The following publications are also part of this project:
- Program Budget Structure in the Health Sector: A Review of Program-Based Budgeting Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (Synthesis Paper)
- Program-Based Budgeting in Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A New Dataset (Dataset of 30 Countries and Technical Note)
- Defining and Managing Budget Programs in the Health Sector: The Brazilian Experience (Case Study)
- Program Budgeting in the Health Sector in Indonesia (Case Study)
- Program Budgeting for Health Within Mexico’s Results-Based Budgeting Framework (Case Study)