The Regional Development Council (RDC) XI organized a 2-day formulation workshop for the completion of Davao Region’s SDG Catch-Up Plan on June 19 to 20, 2024, at the NEDA-RDC XI Center, Davao City. The workshop was participated by selected members of the RDC XI’s Sectoral Committees and other development partners under RDC XI’s network deemed to have influence on low-performing SDG indicators based on the SDG Pace of Progress Report generated by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

The Davao Region SDG Catch-Up Plan is meant to identify issues that hinder the achievement of specific SDG Targets, and come up with an action plan to better position the region to respond to these challenges and opportunities. Unique to the formulation of the Regional SDG Catch-Up Plan is the implementation of the “Every Policy is Connected”, or EPiC Tool, developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) together with the SDG Planning Tool pioneered by NEDA’s Policy and Planning Group.


As of the 2023 SDG Pace of Progress Report, 11 of the 40 targets under the SDGs were recorded to be regressing in Davao Region, corresponding to a total of 18 regressing or under-performing SDG indicators. Overall, 34.6% of the SDG Targets and 43.2% of the Core Regional SDG Indicators (CoRe-SDGIs) were recorded to be on track to meet the numerical targets set by 2030.


The Davao Region SDG Catch-Up Plan shall be approved by the RDC XI and will be submitted to the NEDA DBCC SC-SDG by September 2024.