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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTION NO. 902, (1979-07-26)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l65d7)
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTION NO. 902, July 26, 1979 ]

TO :
Minister of Economic Planning
All Heads of Government Implementing Agencies,
Including Government-Owned or Controlled
Corporations or Authorities
 
SUBJECT:
REQUIRING ALL GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT-OWNED OR CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS AND AUTHORITIES, TO FULLY COOPERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN THE POST-EVALUATION OF MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

WHEREAS, the country's development programs for the coming years call for substantial expansion of the public investment program;

WHEREAS, the relative scarcity of investible resources stresses the need for continuing efforts to ensure that projects to be carried out are well-designed, appropriately reviewed and selected, and effectively executed:

WHEREAS, the process of post-project evaluation constitutes one of the means by which improvements in project development can be effected;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and authorize:

The institutionalization of a post-evaluation system through which concerned government agencies, by conducting a review and assessment of project performance shortly after completion of implementation/construction and/or during the operational stage can draw lessons that may fruitfully be applied to current and/or future project preparation and implementation work.  Under this system:

  A)
All government implementing line agencies, including government-owned and controlled corpoarations and authorities, are required to prepare Project Completion Reports (PCR's) in collaboration with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), six months to one year after completion of implementation of major development projects. For this purpose, the NEDA shall determine those projects that are to be considered as "major" for each project category and advice the concerned agencies accordingly.
   
  B)
Upon completion of the aforesaid PCR's, all government implementing line agencies, including government-owned or controlled corporations and authorities, shall transmit then to the NEDA for evaluation. Based on these PCR's and such other investigations that it may conduct independently, the NEDA shall prepare Project Performance Assessment Reports (PPARs) which shall be forwarded to the NEDA Board through the Director-General, for whatever action is deemed appropriate; and
   
  C)
For major projects that have been in operation for at least 5 years, Mid-Operation Exports (MORs) shall be prepared by all government-owned or controlled corporations and authorities, in collaboration with the NEDA. The MOR for each major project shall be forwarded to the NEDA for evaluation, on the basis of which is Mid-Operation Assessment Report (MOAR) shall be prepared by the NEDA. The MOAR shall similarly be transmitted to the NEDA Board, through, the Director-General, for whatever action is deemed appropriate.

This Letter of Instruction shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 26th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-nine.

(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines

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