The PDP as the Implementation mechanism for the SDGs

Executive Order (EO) 27, series of 2017 entitled “Directing all government agencies and instrumentalities, including local government units to implement the Philippine Development Plan and Public Investment Program for the Period of 2017-2022” (Annex A) mandates the following as the basis for the crafting of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 (PDP):
• The Philippine’s Long Term Vision entitled AmBisyon Natin 2040 ;
• The President’s 0+10 Point Socio-Economic Agenda; and
• UN Resolution No. 70/1 or the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

With this EO, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda becomes one of the basis for the crafting of the Philippine’s medium-term national development strategy. The PDP serves as the implementation mechanism of the SDGs in the Philippines and the 17 goals are integrated in the different chapters of the PDP. The country has taken an integrative approach in the implementation of the SDGs which uses existing mechanisms and structures both at the national and local level. The PDP serves as the strategic development roadmap of every administrative term. It is crafted and coordinated by NEDA with consultation from different line agencies of government and other non-government stakeholders.

The President’s 0+10 Point Socio-Economic Agenda is also consistent with the SDGs. The emphasis on regional or subnational equality and the improvement of the access to services at the rural areas is coherent with the SDG’s core tenet of leaving no one behind. The “business as usual” growth process has led to unequal growth in certain regions and the President’s 0+10 Point Socio-Economic Agenda is keen on addressing this inequality to achieve broad-based growth.

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