Date of entry: January 12, 2016
NEDA’s best practices can be clustered according to the following key strategies:
Strategy 1: Steer processes for socioeconomic and physical planning across agencies at national and sub-national levels towards inclusive growth
NEDA worked to ensure timely delivery of comprehensive and accurate development plans, economic reports and technical analyses on pressing development issues. Such outputs guided national and local development planners—within and outside of government—in coming up with different sector and area-based plans, for development to be inclusive in benefiting every Filipino.
Strategy 2: Facilitate investment programming and direct/align resources for public and private investment toward priority development areas
To execute development plans (see Strategy 1), adequate funding needs to be channeled to government agencies for them to implement programs and projects (PAPs). Given the government’s limited resources, Strategy 2 entails that NEDA lead the entire bureaucracy in formulating public investment programs and reviewing proposed major PAPs to achieve inclusive growth. Thus, local and international development partners align their investment strategies and development assistance according to the country’s strategies, thus directing resources in areas and sectors where they are needed.
Strategy 3: Provide useful M&E services for key programs/projects to measure development progress and welfare impact to allow for timely interventions/decisions
NEDA’s rationalization in 2013 institutionalized the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of government programs and projects (PAPs) as one of the agency’s major functions. While the scope of NEDA M&E used to be limited to only PAPs funded through official development assistance (ODA), it now also covers those deemed strategic in attaining inclusive growth. Under Strategy 3, NEDA has helped the government in determining timely and strategic interventions through the development of M&E frameworks, tools and reports.
Strategy 4: Provide sound policy advice and technical support to members of the Executive and Legislative branches
Implementing this strategy requires NEDA and its attached agencies to provide technical inputs on and impact analyses of specific policy proposals of socioeconomic nature. All these have supported the country’s aim of enhancing its competitiveness, productivity and social development, towards attaining inclusive growth in the medium term.
Strategy 5: Provide statistical products and services within the prescribed service level
Strategy 6: Provide and maintain civil registry services within the prescribed service level
For Strategies 5 and 6, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases timely statistical data and provides services to the public related to civil records. On the other hand, the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) conducts studies and capability building activities on the Philippine Statistical System (PSS). To advocate the use of statistics for evidence-based decision making, NEDA and other attached agencies also conduct trainings for stakeholders in development planning, projection evaluation, and public-private partnership (PPP), among others. These products and services help ensure that decision makers are properly informed and guided and that every Filipino’s civil rights are protected.
Strategy 7: Pursue organizational development through capacity building, systems improvements and physical assets upgrading to improve productivity
This strategy aims to improve the organizational productivity of NEDA and its agencies. Three strategic actions are being implemented: improving systems related to their mandates; building capacities of NEDA staffers in core areas, including leadership and management; and upgrading physical assets.
Strategy 8: Optimize strategic linkages to attain organizational effectiveness
As a coordinating agency, NEDA recognizes that its organizational effectiveness will be determined by the extent and quality of strategic linkages with different stakeholders. For this strategy, the agency revisits institutional arrangements and forges new strategic partnerships.
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