The Cabinet Cluster on Good Governance and Anti-Corruption was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 43, Pursuing our social contract with the Filipino People through the reorganization of the Cabinet Clusters. As mandated, the Cluster shall promote transparency, accountability, participatory governance, and strengthening of public institutions. It shall also work to regain the trust and confidence of the public in government. In particular, the following goals shall be pursued.
a. Upholding transparency in government transactions and our commitment to combating graft and corruption.
b. Strengthening of the capacity of government institutions to link their respective budgets with performance outcomes and enabling citizens and civil society to monitor and evaluate these;
c. A professional, motivated and energized bureaucracy with adequate means to perform their public service missions;
d. Improvement of public sector asset and resource management and revenue performance; and
e. Establishing an improved policy and regulatory environment that will reduce the cost of doing business in the country and improve competition.
The Governance Cluster is Chaired by the President of the Philippines. Members of the Cluster are as follows:
- Secretary, Department of Budget and Management
- Secretary, Department of Finance
- Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government
- Secretary, Department of Justice
- Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
- Head, Presidential Legislative Liaison Office
- Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
The Department of Budget and Management is assigned as Secretariat of the Governance Cluster.