Technical Notes:

To monitor the likelihood of achieving the economic and social development goals set forth in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) prepared by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has developed the Statistical Indicators on Philippine Development (StatDev). For the StatDev 2017, it is anchored on the PDP 2017-2022. Based on the PDP Results Matrices (PDP-RM), 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, however, not all the strategies/targets in the PDP are covered in the StatDev. 
Actual data were requested directly from source agencies and other PSA operating units. Additional data were also obtained from the agency websites and publications, e.g., Annual Reports of source agencies, Socio-Economic Report (SER) of NEDA, among others.
The strategies/targets indicated in the PDP are mostly for 2022, which is the end of the plan period. However, there are some strategies with annual target, while others do not have targets. 
For indicators with end-of-plan targets, the 2017 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: 
The computed values are then used as basis for rating the likelihood of achieving the target based on the following ranges: 

Likelihood Range Icon Interpretation
High More than 0.9 The chance of attaining the target is high and thus, the target is likely to be achieved.
Medium 0.5 to 0.9 The chance of attaining the target is medium and thus, the target may or may not be achieved.
Low Less than 0.5 The chance of attaining the target is low and thus, the target is not likely to be achieved.