The National Economic and Development Authority released through its website the draft chapters of Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 to give the public an opportunity to comment and give inputs.
The chapters and respective feedback forms can be accessed through http://pdp.neda.gov.ph. Inputs and suggestions on the draft will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. of January 12, 2017. These will be considered in the finalization of the chapter write-up prior to its presentation in the 3rd Plan Steering Committee meeting scheduled on January 17, 2017.
The draft is the product of series of intensive consultations started last November 2016 and conducted by NEDA in the 17 regions of the country. Representatives from the legislature, executive agencies, local government units, business sector, academe, civil society, and other stakeholders were involved.
“We invite the public once again to contribute to this very important conversation, which is about translating our collective vision into concrete actions,”said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia.
The PDP will translate AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the administration’s 0+10-point Socioeconomic Agenda into strategies, policies, programs, and activities.
“The three pillars of the next Philippine development plan are Malasakit, Pagbabago, at Kaunlaran. These will be supported by a strong foundation in national peace and security, strategic and accelerated infrastructure development, resiliency, and ecological integrity,” the Cabinet official said.
The plan has seven parts, divided into 22 chapters, which include: Introduction (with Overview and Framework), Enhancing the Social Fabric (Malasakit), Reducing Inequality in Economic Development Opportunities (Pagbabago), Increasing Potential Growth (Kaunlaran), Enabling and Supportive Economic Environment, Foundations for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, and Moving Forward.
As of January 9, 2017, nine out 22 chapters are already uploaded. Other chapters will be posted shortly:
Chapter 3: An overlay of economic growth, demographic trends and physical characteristics
Chapter 5: Citizen-Centered, Clean and Efficient Delivery of Public Goods and Services:
Chapter 6: Swift and Fair Administration of Justice
Chapter 7: Promoting Philippine Culture and Values
Chapter 8: Expanding Economic Opportunities in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
Chapter 9: Expanding Economic Opportunities in Industry and Chapter 10: Expanding Economic Opportunities in Services
Chapter 14: Promote Technology and Innovation
Chapter 16: National Competition Policy
Chapter 20: Ensure Ecological Integrity, Clean and Healthy Environment
Click here for draft PDP link
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