• 20th Jul 14

    July is National Nutrition Month

    NEDA joins the nation in observing the National Nutrition Month this month, July. The observation is based on Presidential Decree 491, or the Nutrition Act of the Philippines, signed on June 25, 1974. The National Nutrition Council (NNC) is spearheading the nationwide celebration of Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrisyon Agapan.” The theme aims to underscore the necessity of hunger and malnutrition prevention among Filipinos to minimize the impact of calamities and disasters. The...

  • 16th Jul 14


    Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan (2nd from left) met with ​​United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark (2nd from right) to discuss disaster risk reduction and management  and the progress and directions of UNDP assistance to the Philippines at the UN Headquarters in New York City on July 10, 2014. Also in the meeting was NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan (left). NEW YORK CITY — External humanitarian and development assistance must at all times be coordinated...

  • 14th Jul 14

    Good evaluation needed for sound decision-making — NEDA

    NEW YORK CITY— Good evaluation of plans, programs, and projects is needed for sound decision-making and promoting government transparency and accountability, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan made this statement during a session on “A renewed global partnership for development” at the Fourth Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) on July 11, 2014 at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Balisacan stressed the crucial role of...

Plans and Reports

The Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 Midterm Update

The PDP Midterm Update realigns the government’s strategies to craft and implement concrete solutions to the country’s problems, and speed up the creation of high quality jobs, reduce poverty and achieve inclusive growth.It specifies indicators of efficiency and effectiveness to measure success, and is committed to quality-of-life targets such as creating the conditions for productive and remunerative work and improving overall well-being. Beyond income poverty, the Plan views poverty as deprivation in multiple dimensions, and thus approaches poverty reduction as also ensuring people’s access to health, education, water, sanitation, and secure shelter, among others. Read more