The NEDA Secretariat, headed by the Socioeconomic Planning Secretary as its Director-General, is regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting, and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to the Congress and the Executive Branch

Its key responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of such activities as the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national (area-wide, regional and local) development;
  • Review, evaluation, and monitoring of infrastructure projects identified under the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program (CIIP) consistent with the government’s thrust of increasing investment spending for the growing demand on quality infrastructure facilities; and
  • Undertaking of short-term policy reviews to provide critical analyses of development issues and policy alternatives to decision-makers.

Office of the Generals

Functions of the Director-General

Internal Audit Service

Management Audit Division

Operation Audit Division

Legislative Liaison Office (LLO)

  1. Coordinate participation of NEDA Sector/Technical Staffs on hearings and other activities of Congress;

  2. Coordinate the preparation and submission of NEDA Secretariat position on Senate and House of Representatives bills/resolutions and other referrals;

  3. Monitor the status of bills/resolutions which have been reviewed by NEDA Secretariat;

  4. Monitor and report on the progress of Senate/House bills/resolutions relevant and its areas of concern;

  5. Provide/facilitate submission on NEDA’s compliance to requests by the Senate/HOR;

  6. Adopt a tracking and accountability system for individual bills filed concerning NEDA Secretariat and a mechanism for communicating NEDA Secretariat position on all bills; and

  7. Establish the necessary linkage of the NEDA with both Houses of Congress and Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO)

Financial, Planning and Management Staff (FPMS)

The FPMS shall assist the Secretary on areas of budget, financial, plans and  programs, and management matters and others functions as maybe provided by law.

Budget Division

Accounting Division

Management Division

Corporate Planning and Monitoring Division

Legal Staff (LS)
Provide legal services on operational matters to the NEDA Secretariat organizational units;

  1. Conduct investigation of administrative disciplinary cases involving NEDA Secretariat personnel;
  2. Act as principal counsel or assist in litigation involving NEDA Secretariat or and its officials and employees with respect to actions taken in their official capacity;
  3. Conduct legal research and specialized studies;
  4. Maintain a database and monitor laws, administrative issuances, court decisions, and other legal issuances relative to economic and social development;
  5. Provide secretariat support services to the NEDA Board;
  6. Perform such other appropriate tasks as may be assigned by the Director-General and Deputy Director-General.

Legal Research and Compliance Division

Legal Counseling and Assistance Division

Investigation and Litigation Division

 Administrative Staff

  1. Formulate, implement and update on a regular basis a comprehensive and integrated human resources development for the NEDA Secretariat personnel;
  2. Formulate, update, maintain and operate an effective personnel information system; transport, security services, property and supplies acquisition, storage/warehousing, distribution, inventory and disposal;
  3. Provide services related to personnel transactions and benefits, including recruitment, selection, appointment and placement; performance evaluation; personnel movements; employee suggestions and incentive; awards; personnel relations; benefits and welfare; and personnel discipline
  4. Provide health and safety services through an integrated medical, dental, and environmental and safety programs and activities;
  5. Provide general support services in the areas of records and communications; property; supply and equipment maintenance; utilization and disposal; transport services; general utility and housekeeping; building and office facilities maintenance; procurement;
  6. Provide security services to the NEDA Secretariat personnel, documents and physical equipment and facilities; and
  7. Perform such other appropriate tasks as may be assigned by the management.

Human Resource Management Division

Human Resource Development Division

General Services Division

Assets Management Division

Information and Communications Technology Staff (ICTS)

  1. Develop and coordinate the implementation and maintenance of information systems;
  2. Coordinate the formulation and implementation of a continuing NEDA ICT plans and programs as guide to ICT development activities of NEDA offices and staffs including its regional offices; and
  3. Improve and maintain a viable ICT infrastructure and information sharing network within NEDA and stakeholders for more effective development planning, policy formulation, investment programming, project monitoring and evaluation, internal management and other development activities of NEDA; and
  4. Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the Director–General

Information Systems Development Division

ICT Network Division

Development Information Staff (DIS)

  1. Develop an effective NEDA communication and advocacy program and coordinate with other NEDA staffs on the program for the government’s social and economic development plans, programs and policies;
  2. Produce and implement a client-oriented publications distribution program for NEDA publications and other information materials and provide editorial, audio-visual and other creative services in line with its communication and advocacy program;
  3. Coordinate an effective media relations program, including the conduct of press briefings/conferences and media interviews with NEDA officials;
  4. Maintain the NEDA Information Center and undertake the acquisition, cataloguing, maintenance, safekeeping of online databases and of information center materials needed by NEDA Staff;
  5. Provide circulation, reference and interlibrary services to NEDA personnel and outsiders doing research;
  6. Manage events and other special occasions related to promotion and marketing of NEDA communication program;
  7. Manage and supervise the NEDA publications fund; and
  8. Perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the Director-General and the Deputy Director-General.

Public Relations Division

Multimedia Development Division

NEDA Regional Offices

  1. Act as the principal technical, management, and executive arm of the RDC;
  2. Coordinate the formulation, implementation and monitoring of regional socioeconomic, physical and specific development plans, policies, and investment programs;
  3. Appraise and review proposed programs and projects to be implemented in the region requiring RDC action, NEDA endorsement and/or ICC approval;
  4. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of major and critical programs and projects in the region;
  5. Undertake researches on regional and sub-regional development;
  6. Provide technical services to development partners at the regional, sub-regional and local levels in the areas of planning, investment programming, project development and evaluation, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation;
  7. Manage and promote knowledge utilization for regional development and productivity;
  8. Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the Director-General.

Plan and Policy Formulation Division

Project Development, Investment Programming and Budgeting Division

Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Development Research Division

Finance and Administrative Division

 

Regional Development Staff (RDS)

  1. Formulate and/or review national policies and programs on regional and urban development, including land use and physical planning, decentralization, disaster risk reduction and regional/local institutions, and peace and development;
  2. Coordinate regional and area-wide planning activities of the regions, and harmonize national and regional development thrusts and priorities;
  3. Appraise proposed programs and projects on regional development and other related concerns;
  4. Provide secretariat support to the Regional Development Committee and National Land Use Committee of the NEDA Board;
  5. Undertake technical assistance activities for NROs and the Regional Development Councils (RDC) and local government units, particularly the provinces;
  6. Assist in the operational concerns of the RDO;
  7. Perform such other related tasks as may be assigned by the Director-General, Deputy Director-General and the Assistant Director-General.

Regional Development Planning Division

Regional and Local Institutional Development

Regional Development Assistance Division

Land Use and Physical Planning Division

Governance Staff

  1. Develop guidelines and provide technical staff support in the preparation, monitoring and assessment of the governance framework of the national development plan
  2. Conduct  policy reviews on governance and institutions development;
  3. Conduct studies on translating universal governance concepts of accountability, transparency into practical terms more suitable to the Philippine setting
  4. Develop/Enhance governance indicators to better keep track of plan and policy implementation and gauge agency performance
  5. Conduct short term assessment or rapid appraisal of governance-related issues/concerns in the public sector and suggesting concrete measures to address them
  6. Conduct policy-oriented research in order to come up with recommendations to change/modify existing policies or programs or adopt other interventions
  7. Provide technical assistance in terms of preparing think papers, position papers and policy advice on emerging governance issues.
  8. Provide representation to the various councils, technical working groups and inter-agency committees concerned with the governance sector
  9. Provide technical and secretariat support to the Inter-agency Committee on Development Administration, Planning Committees on Governance.

Administrative Governance Division

Political Governance Division

National Policy and Planning Staff (NPPS)

Macroeconomic Division

Public Finance Division

International Economics Division

Policy Coordination Division

Development Research Division

 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Staff (ANRES)

  1. Provide technical staff support in coordinating the formulation of national plans and policies for agriculture and fisheries, natural resources and environment (ANRE) sector, including agrarian reform and climate change
  2. Evaluate and conduct studies on policies in the ANRE sector, including agrarian reform and climate change
  3. Evaluate and review proposed programs and project in the ANRE sector including agrarian reform and climate change, in coordination with the NEDA Regional Office (NROs) and in close consultation with the sectoral agencies concerned
  4. Provide technical assistance to the NEDA regional offices and relevant government and donor agencies in program and project identification, development  and evaluation as necessary
  5. Coordinate the formulation of a sectoral prioritization framework and criteria and its use by the concerned agencies and donors in prioritizing projects/public investments in the ANRE sector, including agrarian reform and climate change
  6. Monitor and evaluate sectoral performance using an ANRE sector plan performance indicator system
  7. As PCSD Coordinating Secretariat, provide technical and secretariat support to the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), in coordination with the NEDA Central Office Staffs and the Regional Offices
  8. Provide technical and secretariat support to projects lodged in the Staff
  9. Provide representation to the various councils, technical working groups and inter-agency committees concerned with the ANRE sector, including agrarian reform and climate change
  10. Perform other related functions as may be assigned by the Director and Assistant Director.

Agricultural Commodities Division (ACD)

Natural Resources Division (NRD)

Rural Institutions and Support Services Division (RISSD)

Environment Division

Trade, Services and Industry Staff (TSIS)

  1. Provide technical staff support in coordinating the formulation, and monitoring the implementation, of national plans and policies for trade, industry and services including tourism covering investments, taxation, sustainable development, science and technology, international economic cooperation, among others;
  2. Appraise proposed programs and projects in these sectors and coordinate with the MES in monitoring their implementation;
  3. Provide technical staff support in coordinating the formulation of national approaches to international economic relations and cooperation relating to trade, industry and services; and perform other tasks as may be assigned by the Director-General.

Trade Division

Services Division

Industry Division

Social Development Staff (SDS)

  1. Provide technical staff support in coordinating the formulation of national plans and policies on social development including health, nutrition and population, education and skills development, housing and human settlements, and social protection and integration;
  2. Conduct policy reviews on social development;
  3. Appraise proposed programs and projects in the social development sector;
  4. Provide technical assistance to NEDA Regional Offices (NROs) and concerned government and donor agencies in project development cycle;
  5. Coordinate the formulation of a sectoral framework and criteria in prioritizing programs and projects/public investments in the social development sector;
  6. Monitor and evaluate sectoral performance;
  7. Provide technical and secretariat support to the NEDA Board Social Development Committee (SDC);
  8. Provide technical support to SDC sub-committees and other inter-agency committees/ councils/technical working groups on social development;
  9. Perform other technical functions as may be mandated by special laws and other Executive issuances and/or assigned by the NEDA management such as attending to the critical requests of non-government clients including the business sector and civil society organizations.

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Health, Nutrition and Population Division

Education and Skills Development Division

Housing and Human Settlements Division

Social Protection and Integration Division

Monitoring and Evaluation Staff (MES)

  1. Monitor the progress of ongoing strategic development programs and projects that contribute to the achievement of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) goals, and evaluate their continued relevance/viability during implementation in coordination with NEDA-Central Office (CO) Staffs, NEDA Regional Offices(NROs), implementing agencies (IAs), oversight agencies (OAs) and development partners (DPs);
  2. Facilitate project implementation by identifying/validating bottlenecks and propose corrective measures in coordination with and inputs from NEDA-CO Staffs, NROs, IAs, OAs, and DPs;
  3. Prepare integrated reports on the status of ongoing development programs and projects strategic to contribute in the achievement of the PDP goals;
  4. Conduct ex-post evaluation of selected completed development programs and projects strategic to the achievement of the PDP goals in coordination with the NEDA-CO Staffs, NROs, IAs, OAs, and DPs;
  5. Provide technical input and secretariat support to the National Project Monitoring Committee (NPMC), Project Implementation Officers (PIOs), Investment Coordination Committee (ICC), and other inter-agency/inter-staff committees/working groups as may be deemed necessary;
  6. Develop, operate and maintain information systems for the effective monitoring and evaluation of development programs and projects strategic to contribute in the achievement of the PDP goals;
  7. Develop and update manuals, guidelines to standardize work methods/systems and business processes;
  8. Set up standards, performance measurements, methodologies, procedures and guidelines on M&E-related initiatives/ activities; and,
  9. Perform other function as may be required by the management.

Transport Infrastructure Sector Division

Non-transport Infrastructure Sector Division

Social Sector Division

Economic Sector Division

Systems and Data Analysis Division

Infrastructure Staff (IS)

  1. Provide technical staff support in coordinating the formulation of physical plans for the transportation, information and communications technology (ICT), water resources, power and energy; and, social infrastructure sectors;
  2. Evaluate and conduct studies on policies in the various infrastructure sectors;
  3. Provide technical staff support in the appraisal of proposed programs and projects in the various infrastructure sectors in coordination with the Regional Development Office and in close consultation with the sectoral agencies concerned;
  4. Provide technical assistance to the NEDA regional offices and relevant government agencies in program and project identification, development and evaluation as necessary;
  5. Monitor sectoral performance;
  6. Act as lead secretariat to the NEDA Board Committee on Infrastructure (INFRACOM),Inter-Agency Technical Committee on Transport Planning (IATCTP), INFRACOM Sub-Committee on Water Resources (SCWR), and NEDA Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Group; NEDA Price Escalation/Adjustment Committee (NPEAC); Contract Review Committee (CRC); and the Philippines Development Forum – Infrastructure Working Group (PDF-IWG);
  7. Process requests for contract price escalation;
  8. Process request or use of alternative method of procurement and repository of contracts of at least Php 300 million;
  9. Coordinate the formulation and updating of the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program;
  10. Review, evaluate, and monitor infrastructure projects included in the Comprehensive and Integrated Infrastructure Program (CIIP);
  11. Act as the focal unit of the NEDA on matters related to Public-Private Partnership (PPP), spearheading the capacity building of other NEDA sector staffs, building on the Staffs expertise on PPP project evaluation, and sharing lessons learned on the evaluation and review of PPP projects.
  12. Facilitate conduct of Value Engineering/Value Analysis (VE/VA) and Risk Management/Analysis for major infrastructure projects
  13. Perform such other appropriate tasks as may be assigned by the Director-General, Deputy Director-General and Assistant Director-General.

Transportation Division

ICT Division

Power, Energy and Electrification Division

Water Resources Division

Value/Risk Analysis and Infrastructure Regulation Division

Social and Other Public Infrastructure Division

Public Investment Staff (PIS)

  1. Provide technical staff support in public investment programming and evaluation;
  2. Provide technical secretariat support in the processing of projects with Private Sector Participation (PSP) or BOT contracts;
  3. Provide technical support in the processing of project with Private Sector Participation (PSP) or BOT (and its variant) contracts;
  4. Provide technical staff support in ODA programming; and
  5. Perform such other appropriate tasks as may be assigned by the Deputy Director-General and the Assistant Director-General

Program Financing Divisions

Investment Programming Division

OTHER OFFICES

Two Secretariat units have been created within NEDA to provide technical assistance and secretariat services to the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) and the Special Committee on Scholarship (SAS). A unit, the Legislative Liaison Office (LLO), has also been instituted to administer the NEDA Legislative Liaison System (LLS). These units have the following functions:

The Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) Secretariat

ATTACHED AGENCIES