The functions of the NEDA Regional Offices (NEDA Roles, Functions and Organization, 1990) are as follows:

  1. Serves as the technical staff of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in the region;
  2. Provides assistance to the RDC in the coordination of plan formulation and implementation at the regional level;
  3. Provides staff assistance to implementing agencies in the region in identifying and developing regional programs and projects;
  4. Evaluates and reviews proposed programs and projects to the region for consideration of the RDC;
  5. Monitors and assesses project implementation in the region; and
  6. Coordinates with regional offices of other departments and agencies and with local government units in the region in the performance of their assigned tasks.

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Division Functions

Policy Formulation and Planning Division
Coordinates the formulation and updating of all related planning documents such as the Regional Development Plan, and Regional Physical Framework Plan in coordination with all stakeholders
Conducts and prepares periodic plan implementation assessment reports, regional economic situationer and other socio-economic reports
Conducts policy reviews on regional socio-economic and physical development
Provides technical assistance/services to line agencies, LGUs, NGOs, PSOs, SUCs and other regional bodies/entities on plan and policy formulation
Provides technical support to the Regional Development Council

Project Development, Investment Programming and Budget Division
Conducts investment programming and budget review and consultation
Coordinates the identification of projects, preparation of integrated regional, sectoral development programs
Evaluates project proposals and project studies that seek RDC endorsements and ICC approval
Coordinates the preparation of the regional development investment program
Tracks status of programs/projects proposed in the agency budgets and renders periodic report to the Council
Establishes and maintains the database of the programs and projects of the region
Provides technical assistance/services to line agencies, LGUs, NGOs, PSOs, SUCs and other regional bodies/entities on program/project appraisal and investment promotion
Provides technical support to the Regional Development Council

Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Undertakes project monitoring and evaluation and impact evaluation activities
Undertakes field validation, project facilitation, and problem-solving sessions
Prepares periodic monitoring reports on the status of development projects being implemented and completed by the concerned line agencies, LGUs, and SUCs
Maintains a project monitoring and tracking system
Provides technical assistance to line agencies, LGUs, NGOs, SUCs, and other regional bodies/entities on monitoring and evaluation
Provides technical support to the Regional Development Council

Development Research Division
Promotes the utilization of knowledge capital and other technologies to end-users
Provides technical staff support for sensing changes in the macro and micro environments and for advising on actions to adapt strategically to these changes
Coordinates the formulation of policy studies and research agenda
Advocates, communicates and disseminates national and regional plans, policies, thrusts and priorities affecting regional development
Coordinates the formulation of advocacy and communication plans and IEC materials with concerned agencies
Establishes and maintains knowledge and productivity network with LGUs, RLAs, SUCs and private sector
Develops and maintains a system that will serve as repository of processed data and information including library services
Maintains and updates the NRO and RDC webpages
Provides technical assistance/services to line agencies, LGUs, NGOs, PSOs, SUCs and other regional bodies/ entities on knowledge management
Coordinates statistical and information development activities
Provides technical support to the Regional Development Council

Finance and Administration Division
Provides support services relating to personnel and staff management, records management and related activities
Provides general and financial resources management services
Assists in the provision and maintenance of Office IT facilities and services
Develops and implement a comprehensive human resource development program for regional personnel including selection, recruitment and other staff movement
Takes charge of enforcement of employee discipline, strict observance of civil service law and rules, and conduct investigations on grievance and complaints against NRO personnel
Conducts periodic appraisal of existing administrative operations and systems, work program and performance appraisal
Facilitates the grant and extension of personnel benefits and welfare including Program on Awards and Incentive for Service Excellence (PRAISE)
Prepares and submit Office administrative reports, including performance appraisal reports, budget proposals, financial reports, supply and management report and other reports required by NEDA Central Office, CSC, COA, BIR and DBM
Maintains close coordination with GSIS, PAG-IBIG, PHILHEALTH, CSC, BIR and other concerned agencies of the government
Provides management and administrative support services to the Regional Development Council
Assists in the extension of technical assistance and capability-building activities of the RDC particularly related to administrative services