National Budget Circular 542 Issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit: Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants. The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value. The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance. This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.

I. The Agency’s Mandates and Functions, Vision, Mission, and List of Officials
  1. Legal Mandate
  2. Vision and Mission
  3. Directory of Officials
II. Annual Financial Reports
  1. FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB (Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations Disbursements and Balances)
  • FAR No.5 – Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts (Not Applicable)
  • Financial Plan
  • III. DBM Approved Budget and Targets
    1. 2022 Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets
    2. 2021 Budget (NEDA)
    3. 2021 Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets
    4. 2020 Budget (NEDA)
    5. 2020 Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets
    6. 2019 Budget (NEDA)
    7. 2019 Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets
    8. 2018 Budget (NEDA)
    9. 2018 Budget (NEDA IV-A)
    10. 2018 Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets
    11. 2017 Budget
    12. 2017 Targets/MFOs/GAA Targets
    IV. Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

    (Not Applicable)

    1. Projects and Programs 2017 (Not Applicable)
    2. Beneficiaries 2017(Not Applicable)
    3. Status of Implementation 2017 (Not Applicable)
    V. Annual Procurement Plan
    1. FY 2023 NEDA Region IV-A (CSE)
    2. FY 2022 NEDA Region IV-A (Updated as of June 30, 2022)
    3. FY 2022 NEDA Region IV-A (non-CSE)
    4. NEDA Region IV-A Indicative FY 2022 APP for non-CSE based on FY 2022 NEP
    5. Indicative FY 2022 NEDA Region IV-A (non-CSE)
    6. FY 2022 NEDA Region IV-A (CSE)
    7. FY 2021 NEDA Region IV-A (Amended-2nd Semester)
    8. FY 2021 NEDA Region IV-A (Amended-1st Semester)
    9. FY 2021 NEDA Region IV-A (non-CSE)
    10. FY 2021 NEDA Region IV-A (CSE)
    11. FY 2020 NEDA Region IV-A (Amended-2nd Semester)
    12. FY 2020 NEDA Region IV-A (Updated/Supplemental)
    13. Indicative FY 2021 NEDA Region IV-A (non-CSE)
    14. FY 2020 NEDA Region IV-A (non-CSE)
    15. FY 2020 NEDA Region IV-A (CSE)
    16. Indicative FY 2020 NEDA Region IV-A (non-CSE)
    17. FY 2019 RDC Region IV-A (CSE)
    18. FY 2019 NEDA Region IV-A (CSE)
    19. FY 2019 NEDA Region IV-A (non-CSE)
    20. FY 2018 RDC Region IV-A (CSE)
    21. FY 2018 NEDA Region IV-A (CSE)
    22. FY 2018 NEDA Region IV-A (non-CSE)
    23. FY 2017 NEDA Region IV-A (APP-non CSE)
    Procurement Reports
    Early Procurement Activities
    Agency Procurement Compliance and Performance Indicator Results
    VI. Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certification to ISO 9001:2015 issued by any of the certification bodies (CBs) accredited by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) members

    NEDA Central Office ISO 9001:2015 Certificate covering the Appraisal of Program/Project Proposals and Facilitation of the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC) Action issued by AJA Registrars, Inc.

    VII. System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals
    1. 2022 NEDA PBB Guidelines
    2. 2021 NEDA PBB Guidelines
    3. 2020 NEDA PBB Guidelines
    4. 2019 NEDA PBB Guidelines
    5. 2020 PBB Guidelines
    6. 2019 PBB Guidelines
    7. 2018 NEDA PBB Guidelines
    8. 2015 NEDA PBB Guidelines
    VIII. NEDA FOI Manual
    1. NEDA Freedom of Information Guidelines
    2. NEDA Citizen’s Manual
    3. One-page NEDA FOI Manual
    4. 2017 FOI Registry, Information Inventory and Summary Report
    5. 2018 FOI Registry, Information Inventory and Summary Report
    6. 2019 FOI Registry, Information Inventory and Summary Report
    7. 2020 FOI Registry, Information Inventory and Summary Report
    8. 2021 FOI Registry, Information, Inventory and Summary Report

    IX. Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) Review Process