|The National Economic and Development Authority Region IV-A conducted a validation workshop on March 27 in preparation of the 2018 Regional Development Report (RDR). The RDR provides an annual assessment of the region’s socioeconomic performance vis-à-vis the development goals of the Calabarzon Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022. The RDR highlights the performance of key sectors based on accomplishments on the indicators and targets in the Results Matrices (RM). |
A total of 75 representatives from national government agencies, regional line agencies and local government units attended the 2018 RDR Validation Workshop held at the NEDA Calabarzon Office, Barangay Milagrosa, Calamba City. The workshop focused on the completion and validation of data on agency accomplishments, and discussion of challenges encountered in achieving development targets. The workshop also provided a venue to identify priority programs and projects, and recommended strategies to improve the performance on lagging or declining sectors.
Mr. Valter L. Morada, Chief EDS of NEDA Region IV-A, welcomed the workshop participants and emphasized the importance of the RDR in budget preparation, project and program identification, implementation, and monitoring. He also pointed out the use of the RDR in the mid-term updating of the RDP.
The activity ended with a message from Mr. Alan T. Del Socorro, OIC-Division Chief of the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division of NEDA Region IV-A, stressing the importance of translating the identified strategies during the workshop into concrete programs or projects to be included in the agency budgets in order to achieve the development goals of poverty reduction, employment generation, and economic growth in the region.
The RDR Chapters will be presented to the Sectoral Committees on May 7-10 for endorsement to the Regional Development Council. The 2018 RDR is expected to be approved by the Regional Development Council during its 2nd Quarter meeting on June 13.
Gied B. Evangelista, NEDA Region IV-A | March 30, 2019