Technical Notes:

StatDev 2016 is anchored on the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016.  Based on the PDP Results Matrices (RM) 2011-2016, strategies and programs have been identified to get the country moving toward sustained growth. Targets have been set for these strategies against which the development efforts of the government will be measured vis-à-vis the Plan.  From the measurable outputs/targets in the PDP-RM, the PSA compiled data for the key indicators by sector.  Due to data unavailability, not all the strategies/targets in the PDP are covered in the StatDev.
Data covering the period 2011 to first quarter of 2017, most of which were for 2016, were taken from the source agencies as well as agency websites and publications.  The data were compared with the PDP strategies/targets to determine the status or probability of achieving these targets, thus, providing indications on the performance of the sectors during the plan period. 
The strategies/targets indicated in the PDP are mostly for 2016 which is the end of the plan period.  However, there are some strategies with annual targets, while others do not have targets. 
For indicators with end-of-plan targets, the 2016 actual data, if available, were compared with the corresponding target.
For the other indicators, the tracking method used for monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was adopted, as follows: 
If the pace of performance is:         
more than 0.9 ----   good performance 
between 0.5 and 0.9 ----   average performance
less than 0.5 ----   poor performance
For indicators with zero baseline, the ratio of the actual accomplishment with the annual target is considered in the computation of pace of performance.
For indicators without targets, the pace of performance is described as either increasing or decreasing depending on the trend of the available data for the given years.
 The following icons are used:

For indicators with end-of-plan targets and with 2016 actual data:
Hit The target was attained
Missed The target was not attained
For indicators with end-of-plan targets but without 2016 actual data:
Good performance The probability of attaining the target is high and thus, the target is likely to be attained
Average performance The probability of attaining the target is medium and thus, the target may or may not be attained
Poor performance The probability of attaining the target is low and thus, the target is not likely to be attained
For indicators with no specified target:
Thumbs-up Increasing trend
Thumbs-down Decreasing trend