National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
This study was commissioned to determine if the Private Sector Representatives (PSR) have been effective in representing the voice of the public in the Regional Development Councils (RDC). The RDC has been the country’s mechanism for regional development planning, policy formulation, investment programming/budgeting, and program and project monitoring and evaluation.
It seeks to determine how to measure the effectiveness of PSRs, recommend ways to increase their effectiveness, and develop a diagnostic tool to continuously assess the effectiveness of PSRs. This was conducted in Regions 1, 3, and MIMAROPA.
Among others, the study involved the following activities:
- Development of a diagnostic tool to assess the quality of PSR participation in the RDC;
- Conduct of surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, meetings as needed;
- Assessment of the engagement of PSRs in RDCs of Central Luzon, Ilocos and MIMAROPA regions using the diagnostic tool developed; and
- Identification of areas for improvement and recommendation of policies/programs/activities to enhance the implementation and management of PSR participation in the RDC.