Philippine Youth Development Plan (PYDP) Updates

PYDP 2017-2022 Evaluation

NYC contracted the consultancy services of People Dynamics, Inc. (PDI) for the
PYDP 2017-2022 Evaluation. NYC and PDI successfully completed the
consultations among stakeholders and finalized/approved the report in August
2022.

PYDP 2017-2022 Evaluation Executive Summary

“The PYDP 2017-2022 Framework was developed to integrate all plans of action to address
pressing youth challenges into a holistic strategy, transforming them into enablers,
advocates, and aspirations for youth. The PYDP Evaluation is thus carried out to assess the
overall extent of the National Youth Commission’s (NYC) implementation of the Plan in
coordination with the selected agencies and institutions at the national level across the
centers of youth participation. This evaluation made use of all available data needed to
conduct an objective, impartial, and comprehensive evaluation of the plan.
This evaluation was conducted to gain a better understanding of how to address youth
challenges and concerns and whether programs, projects, and policies have been
effectively implemented. Further, the evaluation also provides information as to whether
the implemented programs, projects, and activities (PPAs) are aligned with the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), and the Philippine Development Plan. The evaluation was
guided by the National Evaluation Policy Framework (2015) and has the following
dimensions: 1.)Program Implementation (Process Evaluation), 2.) Efficiency, 3.)
Effectiveness, 4.) Relevance, 5.) Sustainability, 6.) Outcome Evaluation, and 7.) Program
Coordination with the NYC. This document summarizes the accomplishments of NYC and
selected agencies based on document review, secondary data, responses from Focus
Group Discussions (FGD) representatives, and a survey of lead agency implementers per
center of participation.

The key concern in the implementation of the PYDP 2017-2022, as identified during FGDs, is
monitoring and evaluation, particularly in data collection, targeting, ownership, and
engagement of the regional clusters. This aspect of fine-tuning the evaluation and
monitoring process has been seen at several COPs. Due to the pandemic, there have
been limitations during the implementation of the activities, which has been observed
from years 2020 to 2022. This situation, however, motivated the implementers to consider
an alternative method such as penetrating to use digital platforms such as Zoom, Webex,
and other means to carry out the initiatives that were initially planned face-to-face.
Partnership with other agencies and stakeholders was observed to have aided the
effective implementation of the PPAs, and these partnerships have been formed with
diverse youth organizations to localize the context and challenges confronting the youth in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In terms of outcome evaluation, the majority of agency
representatives who took part in the FGDs considered that they were able to meet the
target objectives for their respective centers of participation. There are also noticeable
changes in the youth participants’ behavior, knowledge, and skills. To appropriately
monitor the progress of the youth’s position in relation to the target outcomes, all relevant
data must be organized and analyzed. And in order to effectively express what the PYDP
expects from the agencies, the agencies must first grasp what NYC expects from them in
order to meet the PYDP targets.

It is notably seen that across all centers of participation, the youths are not merely the
end-users of services but also important partners in the planning and implementation of
program activities. In general, all of the programs, projects, and activities discussed and
mentioned in this evaluation were designed to help the younger generation. It is intended
to recognize the government for its efforts on behalf of the youth, who benefited from
these projects.”

PYDP 2023-2028 Formulation
● Having the PYDP 2017-2022 Evaluation Report as the take-off point, NYC also
contracted the UP Social Action and Research for Development Foundation, Inc.
(UPSARDFI) to spearhead the formulation of the PYDP 2023-2028. As of November
2022, NYC and UPSARDFI have successfully conducted a series of consultations
with the youth and the partner agencies, and have submitted the second draft
of the new PYDP. The formulation process ensured the alignment of the plan with
the UN Sustainable Development Goals, AmBisyon Natin 2040, and PBBM’s
Socioeconomic Agenda. The results of the National Youth Assessment Study was
also among the considerations in the preparation of the draft PYDP.

In the proposed PYDP 2023-2028 Framework, the nine Centers of
Participation are classified into four (4) sub-groups/clusters as follows: (1)
Governance and Active Citizenship; (2) Economic Empowerment and
Global mobility; (3) Agriculture and Environment; and (4) Peace Building
and Security, & Social Inclusion and Equity. Since health and education
are both concerned with access rights, they may be closely linked to
social inclusion and equity. Although the centers of participation are
inter-linked, they vary in strategies and outcome measurements.

The proposed overall vision statements for youth are summarized as
follows: “Kabataan: Kaagapay sa Kaunlaran”

Furthermore, the Vision Statements for Youth by Participation Cluster are
as follow:
(1) Governance and Active Citizenship: Filipino youth are protected
and empowered to realize their full potentials and to shape their
family, community, and country.
(2) Economic Empowerment and Global mobility: Filipino youth are
economically empowered and have a comparative advantage in
the use, transformation and innovation of digital technology.
(3) Agriculture and Environment: Filipino youth enjoy food security, and
a safe, livable, and climate-resilient environment; and
(4) Peace Building & Security Social Inclusion and Equity: Filipino youth
enjoy peace and security and have equitable access to social
protection, and to quality and affordable health and education
services.