• 23rd Apr 14

    Bersales is new National Statistician, Head of PSA

    MANILA—Lisa Grace S. Bersales, former vice-president for planning and finance of the University of the Philippines (UP) System and erstwhile dean of the UP Diliman School of Statistics, is the newly-appointed National Statistician and head of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, who is also the PSA Board Chairman, led the oath-taking ceremony on April 22, 2014 at the NEDA Central Office, Pasig City. President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed her on April 21,...

  • 23rd Apr 14

    NEDA urges international dev’t partners to enhance investments in local capacities for poverty reduction

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) urged international development partners to invest in enabling local capacities of developing countries in policy analysis and program management for poverty reduction efforts. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan made this statement during the session of the World Bank Group – International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2014 Spring Meetings on “Ending Poverty: How Should the World Bank Group Measure its Contribution?” on April 11, 2014. Balisacan underscored the unique ability of international...

  • 20th Apr 14

    Gov’t reforms, Updated Plan to ensure effective public spending – NEDA

    MEXICO CITY—The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said that the Philippine government’s plan of increasing the share of social and infrastructure spending will be coupled with fiscal and governance reforms to ensure the effectiveness of public expenditures. Speaking during a session of the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation on April 15, 2014, Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan said that this strategy is in line with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016...


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