The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) released on Tuesday, April 15, the full text of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016 Midterm Update, with revalidated Results Matrices (RMs), through its official website.
The purpose of the updated PDP is to make the necessary adjustments in policies, strategies, measures, and programs based on updated information, and lessons learned during the first half of the plan’s implementation since its launch in 2011, Neda said.
“I wish to emphasize that the Updated Plan, as the country’s roadmap to inclusive growth and poverty reduction, is clearly linked with, and serves as guide for programming, budgeting, program implementation, monitoring, and even performance management,” said Neda chief Arsenio M. Balisacan in his message, which was read by Neda assistant director-general Rosemarie G. Edillon, during a press briefing.
The salient updates include the identification of poor and vulnerable provinces and refocusing of strategic interventions according to their needs and development potentials.
The plan details such interventions and places results-based and time-sensitive targets, which will be evaluated through the revalidated results matrices by the end of plan implementation.
“The contents of the Plan are clearly reflected in various documents and initiatives of the government,” said Balisacan.
The Neda chief cited the Department of Budget and Management’s Budget Priorities Framework that adopts the priorities and strategies outlined in the PDP.
“Now, more than ever, we can expect greater alignment and synchronization of government efforts to focus on sectors and areas where the poor and vulnerable are concentrated, so that they too may reap the gains of progress,” he said.