The NEDA Board ExCom was reactivated and reorganized by virtue of Administrative Order No. 8, s. 2017 (Rationalizing the Composition of the National Economic and Development Authority Board, the NEDA Board Executive Committee, and the Investment Coordination Committee).

The powers and functions of the NEDA Board ExCom are as follows:

  1. Provide policy direction and resolve policy issues involving few agencies or a specific socio-economic sector, without the necessity of convening the entire NEDA Board, and in accordance with existing laws, rules and regulations;
  2. Approve development plans and programs consistent with the policies set by the President of the Philippines; and
  3. Confirm ICC-approved projects which are classified as extremely urgent by the ICC.

The NEDA Board ExCom is composed of the President as the Chairperson, the Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning as Vice-Chairperson, and the following as members: the Executive Secretary, the Cabinet Secretary, the Secretary of Finance and the Secretary of Budget and Management.

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 The NEDA is the country’s premier social and economic development planning and policy coordinating body primarily responsible for formulating continuing, coordinated and fully integrated social and economic policies, plans and programs. The powers and functions of the NEDA reside in the NEDA Board.

Under Executive No. 230 (Reorganizing the National Economic and Development Authority), the President may revise the membership of the NEDA Board whenever the same is deemed necessary for the effective performance of the Board’s functions through an administrative or memorandum order. Pursuant to the said provision, the membership of the NEDA Board has been repeatedly amended throughout the different administrations.

On October 20, 2017, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued Administrative Order No. 8, s. 2017, reconstituting the present NEDA Board, which is composed of the following:

Rodrigo R. Duterte
President of the Philippines
Ernesto M. Pernia
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General


Salvador C. Medialdea
Executive Secretary
Leoncio B. Evasco Jr.
Cabinet Secretary, Office of the President
Benjamin E. Diokno
Secretary, Department of Budget and Management
Alfonso G. Cusi
Secretary, Department of Energy
Carlos G. Dominguez
Secretary, Department of Finance
Mark A. Villar
Secretary, Department of Public Works and Highways
Arthur P. Tugade
Secretary, Department of Transportation
Ramon M. Lopez
Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
Abul Khayr D. Alonto
Mindanao Development Authority
Diwa C. Guinigundo
Deputy Governor,
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Assisting the NEDA Board in the performance of its functions are seven cabinet-level interagency committees. These are as follows:

1. Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC)

The DBCC is composed of the Secretary of Budget and Management, as chairman; the Director-General of the NEDA Secretariat, as co-chairman; and the Executive Secretary, Secretary of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank of the Philippines, as members. The DBCC recommends to the President the following:

Level of annual govemment expenditures and the ceiling of government spending for economic and social development, national defense, and government debt service;

Proper allocation of expenditures for each development activity between current operating expenditures and capital outlays; and;

Amount set to be allocated for capital outlays broken down into the various capital or infrastructure projects.

2. Infrastructure Committee (InfraCom)

The InfraCom is composed of the Director-General of the NEDA Secretariat as Chairman; Secretary of DPWH as Co-Chairman; and the Executive Secretary, the Cabinet Secretary, and the Secretaries of DOTr, DBM, DOF, DTI, DOE, Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Tourism (DOT), and Department of Information and Communications Technology as members. The InfraCom does the following:

Advises the President and the NEDA Board on matters concerning infrastructure development, including highways, airports, seaports and shore protection; railways; power generation, transmission and distribution; telecommunications; irrigation, flood control and drainage, water supply and sanitation; national buildings for government offices; hospitals and related buildings; state colleges and universities, elementary, and secondary school buildings; and other public works;

Coordinates the activities of agencies, including government-owned and controlled corporations involved in infrastructure development; and

Recommends to the President necessary government policies, programs and projects concerning infrastructure development consistent with national development objectives and priorities.

3. Investment Coordination Committee (ICC)

Also covered in the rationalization of composition under AO No. 8 s. 2017, the ICC consists of the Secretary of DOF as Chairman; the Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning and NEDA Director-General, as Co-Chairman; and the Executive Secretary, the Cabinet Secretary, the Secretaries of DBM, DOE, DTI, and the Governor of BSP as members. The ICC has the following functions:

Evaluates the fiscal, monetary, and balance of payments; implications of major national projects; and recommends to the President the timetable of their implementation on a regular basis; This is similar to trading such as forex trading.

Advises the President on matters related to the domestic and foreign borrowings program; and

Submits a status of the fiscal, monetary and balance of payments implications of major national projects.

4. Social Development Committee (SDC)

The Committee is composed of the Secretary of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as Chairman; the Director-General of the NEDA Secretariat as Co-Chairman; and the Executive Secretary, the Cabinet Secretary, the Secretaries of DA, Education (DepEd), Interior and Local Government (DILG), Agrarian Reform (DAR), Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Chairpersons of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), National Anti-Poverty Commission, and Commission on Higher Education; and Director General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority as members.

The SDC performs the following functions:

Advises the President and the NEDA Board on matters concerning social development, including education, manpower, health and nutrition, population and family planning, housing, human settlements, and the delivery of other social services.

Coordinates the activities of government agencies concerned with social development; and

Recommends appropriate policies, programs and projects consistent with the national development objectives.

5. Committee on Tariff and Related Matters (CTRM)

The CTRM is composed of the Secretary of DTI as Chairman, with the Director-General of the NEDA as Co-Chairman. Its members are the Executive Secretary; the Secretaries of DA, DBM, DOLE, DAR, DOF, Foreign Affairs, and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); the Governor of BSP; and the Chairman of the Tariff Commission.

The CTRM does the following:

Advises the President and the NEDA Board on Tariff and related matters and on the effects on the country of various international developments;

Coordinates agency positions and recommends national positions for international economic negotiations; and

Recommends to the President a continuous rationalization program for the country’s tariff structure.

6. Regional Development Committee (RDCom)

The RDCom was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 257 issued on  December 15, 2003. It is composed of the NEDA Director-General as Chair. Its member are the Secretaries of the DBM and DILG, Regional Development Council (RDC) Chair or Co-Chair each coming from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and four (4) regional development experts from the private sector and academe.

The RDCom performs the following functions:

Formulates and monitors the implementation of policies that reduce regional growth disparities, and promote rational allocation of resources among regions;

Serve as clearing house for key regional development policy/programs proposals which impact on two or more regions;

Formulates and monitor implementation of the framework for regional development of the Philippine Development Plan;

Directs the formulation and review guidelines for the regional allocation of agency budgetary resources;

Periodically reviews the viability of the regional configuration of the country and recommend to the President the re-delineation of regions, as may be necessary; and

Periodically reviews the composition, structure and operating mechanism of the RDCs and recommend to the President changes as may be necessary.

7. National Land Use Committee (NLUC)

The NLUC was created by virtue of EO Nos. 770 and 770-A on  December 1, 2008 and  September 30, 2009, respectively.

Composed of NEDA as the Chair, with Secretaries of DENR, DA, DAR, DTI, DPWH, DOTr, DOE, DILG, DOT, Department of Justice, Department of Science and Technology, Chairpersons of the HUDCC/Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Presidents of the League of Provinces of the Philippines, the League of Cities of the Philippines, and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, and two (2) private sector representatives as members, the Committee is primary tasked to:

Advise the President on matters concerning land use and physical planning;

Formulate a national physical framework plan and other inter-sectoral policies and programs that guide the rational utilization and management of the country’s land and other physical resources, and the preparation of sub-national physical framework plans;

Promote the integration of land use and physical planning policies, plans and programs, including disaster risk management, into national socioeconomic plans and programs;

Decide and resolve land use policy conflicts among agencies of the national government;

Establish and maintain, in conjunction with various appropriate government agencies, a database system which would identify and classify the present and possible uses of specific land areas, public and private, comprising the total land resource of the nation; and

Provide policy directions to the Regional Land Use Committee in the performance of their physical planning functions.