Australia, ARTA partner on biz process management training

BPM TRAINING. Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Secretary Ernesto Perez speaks before the participants of the Australia-sponsored training on business process management (BPM) and System Dynamics in Ortigas, Quezon City from March 18 to 22, 2024. The training aimed to help the Philippines improve its government processes. (Photo by ARTA)

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has partnered with Australia on business process management (BPM) to help the Philippines improve its government processes.

Recently, 10 ARTA personnel underwent training on BPM and System Dynamics from the Australia Embassy in Manila in collaboration with the Australia Award and Alumni Engagement Program and Queensland University of Technology.

ARTA thanked the Australian government and Ambassador HK Yu for the technical aid, which seeks to capacitate ARTA personnel in “redefining Philippine bureaucracy.”

The training ran from March 18 to 22 and advanced the participants’ knowledge of the principles of BPM.

Systems thinking in the review and re-engineering of systems and procedures of government through the application of Systems Dynamics were also introduced to the participants, to help them improve their conduct of process reviews.

Through this training, ARTA said their participants were able to develop holistic intervention mechanisms and engagement strategies in communicating process improvement.

“We are thankful to Ambassador Yu’s continued support to the vision of President Marcos Jr.’s efficient government service. I am overjoyed that an exceptional nation for regulatory processes, such as Australia, can share their expertise with us,” said ARTA Secretary Ernesto Perez.

Representatives from the Civil Service Commission, the Department of Budget and Management, the Department of Information and Communications Technology, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Economic and Development Authority, and the Professional Regulation Commission also joined the training.

The Australian Embassy has been a staunch supporter of ARTA on the implementation of Republic Act 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business Law.

Under the Bagong Pilipinas program, ARTA said it will continue welcome assistance from foreign governments in its journey to establish a more inclusive, business-enabling environment that facilitates ease of doing business through good regulatory practices and efficient government services. (PNA)