NSCB Launches the Formulation of the
Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) 2011-2017
(NSCB-PR-201102-NS1-05, Posted 14 February 2011)
Spearheaded by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), stakeholders of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) will gather once again for the Launching of the Formulation of the Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) 2011-2017 on February 15, 2011, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Astoria Plaza, St. Josemaria Escriva Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
The launching activity aims to inform stakeholders of the government’s plan involving the preparation of the new PSDP for the medium term, and to elicit comments and recommendations from the participants. It also aims to solicit support from the government, private sector, and other stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of the PSDP 2011-2017 towards mainstreaming it as an integral component of national development planning.
The PSDP sets the directions, thrusts and priorities of the PSS for the medium term. It defines the priority statistical programs and activities designed to provide vital information support for the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) as well as promotes efficiency of statistical operations through an optimum use of available resources and adoption of cost effective measures. It is also a tool for integrating and coordinating the statistical activities of the government and enjoins compliance and cooperation among various agencies.Invited guests during the launching include Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director General Cayetano W. Paderanga, Jr., NEDA Deputy Director General Margarita R. Songco, members of the NSCB Executive Board from major Departments, development partners from the international organizations, representatives from other government agencies, local government units, private sector, academe, and the media. The program will highlight presentations on the overview of the PSDP and the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS), major challenges in the PSS for consideration in the PSDP formulation, and the thrusts of the MTPDP 2011-2016.
ROMULO A. VIROLA