The total ODA portfolio as of December 2019 amounted to USD21.62 billion, consisting of 84 loans worth USD19.98 billion (92% of the total portfolio), and 268 grants worth USD1.64 billion (8% of the total portfolio).
Japan provided the bulk of ODA assistance to the country accounting for 39 percent share (USD 8.51 billion for 41 loans/grants) of the active ODA portfolio, followed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with 26 percent (USD5.70 billion for 44 loans/grants) and the World Bank (WB) with 20 percent (USD4.31 billion for 25 loans/grants).
The theme “Connecting Minds, Charting NEDA’s Directions,” speaks of NEDA’s commitment to ensuring that a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach is in place through a well-coordinated development planning cycle in the country — from planning, investment programming, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation; and in the process, pursuing the continuous development of the institution for it to better serve the people.
The Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Planning Guide provides an overall framework and planning reference for the national, regional, and local levels to simplify post-disaster rehabilitation planning. It proposes a more general rather than specific approach to recovery planning so that it can be applied to any type of disaster and adapted to
disasters of varying magnitudes.
It contains recommendations to rebuild confidence and adjust to the “new normal” that will arise from the country’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The report features three major parts, which correspond to the specific objectives of the TWG-AFP: reduce the people’s feeling of uncertainty through making information available to respond to some of the pressing questions of various stakeholders; recommend programs and strategies to mitigate the economic impact of the crisis on consumers and business; and recommend policies and programs to enable the country and the people to adapt to the “new normal” state of economic activities.
Presently, the epicenter of the Coronavirus Disease (2019) COVID-19 infection in the Philippines is the National Capital Region (NCR). This could be hugely attributed to the region’s major international airports and high population density. Before the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), people from across the country and the world have been moving in and out of NCR and this has contributed to the spread of COVID-19. Eventually, the pandemic has also reached other parts of the country and at this time, many local government units (LGUs) outside NCR can be better prepared to fight COVID-19.
Coronavirus Disease (2019) COVID-19 now poses a more serious downside risk to the global economy. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11 to signify its severity and global coverage and urged countries to take ‘urgent and aggressive action.’ On March 13, Europe was declared the new epicenter of the virus, as its confirmed cases and deaths surpassed those of the rest of the world (except China). New cases in Europe even surpassed those of China at its peak. As of March 19, globally confirmed cases reached 218,823 and 8,810 deaths. In the Philippines, there are now 217 total confirmed cases, 17 deaths, and 8 recoveries.
To achieve the Transport Vision, the Government hereby adopts the National Transport Policy which all elements of the transport system and all sub-sectors of transportation, including passengers, shippers, service providers, investors, agencies and instrumentalities of government and those involved in the movement of people and goods and in the provision of transport infrastructure, facilities and services, shall abide by and use as guidance in transport development, management, operations, and use.
The VNRs aim to facilitate the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The VNRs also seek to strengthen policies and institutions of governments and to mobilize multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
2018 is a milestone year for the National Economic and Development Authority as we celebrate our 45th Founding Anniversary. Significantly, if we will trace our roots to the National Economic Council, our predecessor agency which was established in 1935, this would mean that our role in national growth and development has been in place for 83 years. Since then, our influence towards nation building has become more relevant, responsive, and people-centered.
This booklet highlights NEDA’s 45 years of unwavering service to the Filipino people. Through the years, as the country’s premier socioeconomic and development planning body, NEDA’s role in steering the Philippine economy has always remained relevant. And moving forward, the public can count on its steadfast effort in ensuring stability, enriching reforms, and sharpening strategies – all these towards making sure that the Filipino people will be in the heart of the government’s plans and projects.
The challenge of development planning is one of balance. It is a matter of meeting what we call the “change challenge” while continuing the “sustainability challenge.” And while sweeping reforms and stable policies are both essential in maintaining growth and pursuing progress, there are times when we feel as if we are being pulled in opposite directions – do we shake things up or do we continue doing what works? Fortunately, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is guided by the vision of a prosperous, predominantly middle-class country by 2040.
The Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 promises to lay down the foundation for inclusive growth, a high-trust and resilient society, and a globally-competitive knowledge economy. A year after the approval of the PDP 2017-2022, we have witnessed significant milestones in the thematic areas deemed critical in our pursuit of the AmBisyon Natin 2040. The Socioeconomic Report 2017 features the major groundwork laid down in 2017, along with the recommended priority strategies for 2018 and 2019.
Since embarking on a program of inclusive growth and poverty reduction, the Philippines has gradually become one of the best-performing economies in Asia.
Keeping the 6.3 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate has put us on the higher growth trajectory. The country’s focus on responsible public spending; and maintaining a low and stable inflation1, protected our economy against disruptions caused by natural calamities and the global business cycle. This contributed to the significant increase in the average annual family income2 by 2015.
Moreover, the emphasis on good governance and respect for the rule of law has paid off with the unprecedented level of confidence in the country as an investment and travel destination. The generally stable political environment has been conducive to sustained economic growth and peaceful political transitions.
Republic Act (RA) No. 8182, also known as the ODA Act of 1996, as amended by RA 8555, mandated NEDA to conduct an annual review of the status of all projects financed by ODA and identify causes of implementation and completion delays or reasons for bottlenecks, cost overruns (actual and prospective), and continued project or program viability. The NEDA is required to submit to Congress a report on the outcome of the review not later than June 30 of each year. The ODA Act complemented NEDA Board Resolution No. 30 series of 1992, which instructed the NEDA Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) to review all on-going ODA-funded programs and projects, with the aim of improving ODA absorptive capacity.