The Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF)
Australia supports improved local government transparency and accountability for better service delivery to the poor through the Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF). Upgrading roads is straightforward, but ensuring their upkeep is harder. So PRMF works with local government in 10 provinces to encourage them to invest more of their own money in road maintenance and to change the way they do maintenance.
Since the program began:
- all 10 provincial governments are now spending more of their own funds on maintaining core provincial roads with increased spending averaging more than 35 per cent
- procurement structures and systems have been put in place in all 10 provinces that comply with Philippine Government procurement law
- provinces have developed and implemented multi-year human resource management and development plans to support local road service delivery.
The facility also directly funded some basic maintenance and rehabilitation of roads. During 2012-13, the facility provided targeted finance for the maintenance and rehabilitation of 182 kilometers of roads that gave poor households better access to markets, public utilities, health, education, and basic social services.
Results to date
- All 10 targeted provincial governments are investing more in road maintenance and now have improved human resources and procurement processes for road maintenance.
- 51,000 families living in road-side communities have been able to save on travel cost and time as a result of improved road infrastructure.
- Vehicle operating costs were reduced by between 20 to 50 per cent on upgraded roads, benefiting approximately 13 000 public utility vehicle operators, drivers and their assistants.
The following documents describe in more detail the Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF) initiative*. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses.
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*The Australian aid program is committed to publishing documents and data concerning Australia’s official development assistance in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and current. Our practice is to publish documents once finalised and where appropriate after the partner government and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by the Australian aid program and therefore not all documents reflect our views. In limited circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and commercial sensitivity.
Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013