National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is the premier socioeconomic planning body of the government of the Philippines. It is highly regarded as the country’s authoritative agency on macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis, and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in the Congress of the Philippines and the executive branch of the government.
NEDA is involved in the formation of national and sub-national policies, plans and programmes. The agency reviews, monitors and evaluates infrastructure projects, in addition to undertaking short-term policy reviews that provide critical analyses of development issues and policy alternatives to decision-makers. NEDA has also been instrumental in stimulating the generation and use of evidence in policy-making. It plays a central role in mobilising and coordinating other government departments in stimulating impact evaluation.