Statistics Committee (RSC) 1, the highest policy-making body on statistical matters in the region, approved the Regional Statistical Development Program (RSDP) 2018-2023 during its 2nd Quarter 2018 Meeting on June 20,2018. This was endorsed to the Regional Development Council (RDC) 1 and was also approved during its 2nd Quarter 2018 Full Council Meeting on June 27, 2018 and enjoined its adoption and implementation by all concerned government departments/agencies and private institutions.
The RSDP sets the strategic directions, thrusts, and priorities of the Regional Statistical System (RSS) by defining the priority Statistical Development Programs (SDPs) to be undertaken in the medium term. lt provides the mechanism to address critical and essential data requirements of the 2017 -2022 Regional Development Plan (RDP) and other national/international commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The RSDP is a collaborative effort of various Regional Line Agencies (RLAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), academic institutions and private organizations, which is headed by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) l. lt is composed of 220 SDPs to be undertaken from 2018-2023 which are vital in monitoring 193 development indicators in the RDP 2017 -2022 and 235 performances indicators for SDGs.
The RSS 1, through PSA-RSSO 1, enjoins the public to support and cooperate in the implementation of the programs and activities set forth in the RSDP 2018-2023 tor Region 1.
SGD. SOCRATES L. RAMORES