CPBRD POLICY BRIEF
The CPBRD Policy Brief provides in-depth analyses of relevant policy issues requiring legislative action. It tackles issues particularly aligned with the legislative prioritiesof Congress and as agreed in the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC). The discussions are intended to give legislators with a deeper understanding of socio-economic, fiscal and institutional problems and their implications, as well as potential remedies leading to the creation and/or amendment of laws.
The CPBRD Notes contains articles that discuss emerging issues and clarifies relevant concepts pertaining to bills filed in Congress. This publication also provides the venue for the technical staff to surface new ideas and update policy makers with developments in various technical working groups (TWGs) and program implementation.
The CPBRD Forum presents the proceedings of the round table discussions (RTDs), seminars, and other knowledge sharing activities organized or participated in by the CPBRD in partnership with other knowledge institutions. It discusses the highlights of the lectures and debates during the open forum which can be readily referred to in future deliberations of related legislative proposals.
The Discussion Papers are mainly explaratory in nature, bringing to the surface and informing policymakers of relevant policy and budgetary topics and issues of a wide range. These are circulated to elicit further discussion and obtain comments and feedback on the subject matter.
AGENCY BUDGET NOTES
The Agency Budget Notes (ABN) contributes to making more informed reviews and deliberation of department/agency budgets that are submitted to Congress. The ABN examines the past, current and proposed budgets in terms of allocation by program/project, type of expenditure (i.e., current expenditures and capital outlay), and shares of regional offices. It highlights results of program evaluation (either done in-house or by other research institutions), as well as the audit findings and status of implementation of prior year's recommendation of Commission on Audit.
The Budget Briefer examines the proposed national government budget which consists of three major publications, as follows:
The Macroeconomic Perspective analyzes the underlying macroeconomic assumptions of the proposed budget such as the growth target, inflation, interest and foreign exchange rates, and oil prices. It shows the dynamic relationship between the budget variables and the macroeconomic parameters.
The Dimensions of the Proposed Budget examines the size and allocation of the national budget, and how it is supportive of the development plans of government. It is a condensed version of the National Expenditure Program that acquaints legislators with the destribution of the budget by sector, department, region, and type of fund (i.e., new, continuing and automatic).
The briefer on Financing the Budget presents the proposed financing program that consists of tax and non-tax revenues, and borrowings. It evaluates the reliability of revenue targets under prevailing circumstances, reviews proposed legislative measures to increase revenue collections, and recommends other potential revenue sources.
BUDGET VARIANCE TABLES
The Budget Variance Tables are intended to facilitate the legislators' evaluation of the President's annual budget proposal. This handbook provides a quick reference to the size and distribution of the proposed obligation budget. The tables present a comparison of the budget by object of expenditures (i.e., personal services, maintenance and other operating expenses, and capital outlay), and by department/agency and special purposed fund. It shows the increments and reductions in agency budgets, and identifies the top gainers and losers under the proposed budget with reference to the immediate past year.
FACTS IN FIGURES
The Facts in Figures provides a snopshot of current and emerging trends on various socio-economic, fiscal and institutional concerns. This publication provides simple and clear visual illustrations through graphs and tables for a quick review of statistical data.