Strategic Management Functions

Strategic Management enables the organization to focus on long-term directions and interface with the internal and external environment and stakeholders.

Planning Service

  • Develops the national framework on planning, research and policy development for the Department.
  • Responsible for providing the Department with economical, efficient and effective services relating to strategic and operational planning, program development, policy (re)formulation and research coordination and sector monitoring and evaluation.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Policy Research and Development  Division
  3. Planning and Programming Division  
  4. Education Management Information System (EMIS) Division

Public Affairs Service

  • Formulates a national framework to guide the operations of the Public Affairs Service office.
  • Develops standards, policies, and guidelines on communications and public relations for the Department.
  • Develop advocacy and public affairs strategies for the Department.
  • Functions as clearing house of all materials for public release in print and non-print media.
  • Facilitates and manages the mechanism of receiving, processing and analyzing information from internal and external parties ensuring the Department’s accessibility to its stakeholders and the general public.
  • Provides timely and appropriate responses to general queries and concerns in behalf of the Department.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Communications Division
  3. Publications Division

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Service

  • Enables process efficiencies and service delivery effectiveness in education governance through the use of ICT.
  • Supports education specialists in developing ICT-enabled solutions that enhance teaching and learning.
  • Delivers quality technical support to clients and empowers them in the use of ICT.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Solutions Development Division
  3. Technology Infrastructure Division
  4. User Support Division

External Partnerships Service

  • Develops the national education policy framework on establishing relations with external partners of the Department.
  • Develops policies, guidelines, standards and protocols on partnership, resource generation and mobilization, and networking with stakeholders including but not limited to bilateral/multilateral agreements and pledges of commitments.
  • Based on strategic thrusts and direction of the Department, provides recommendations on the creation of the international cooperation agenda of the Department.
  • Manages and coordinates with the relevant offices the compliance and completion of DepEd commitments both local and international including commitments entered into with the political stakeholders.
  • Provides technical assistance to the Central Office units and field offices in engaging and maintaining partnerships with local and international stakeholders.
  • Enhances Philippine participation and cooperation in bilateral and multilateral cooperation programs in education by serving as focal point for DepEd in the planning and coordinating of international and regional programs and activities of SEAMEO, APEC, ASEAN, Australian Aid, USAID, World Bank, ADB, UNESCO, and other international organizations.
  • Serves as the clearing house for all international transactions within the Department, including bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Service

  • Formulates a framework for DRRM operations in the Department.
  • Acts as focal point for the DepEd in planning, implementing, coordinating and monitoring of activities related to DRRM, Education in Emergencies (EiE) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).
  • Develops and recommends policy standards and actions to enhance DepEd’s resilience and management of DRRM/EiE/CCA matters.
  • Initiates and coordinates cooperation and collaborative activities with national government agencies, non-government organizations and civil society groups, inter-agency and cluster groupings (i.e. NDRRMC Technical Working Group, Education Cluster, Protection Group, etc) concerned with DRRM/EiE/CCA.
  • Manages the monitoring and evaluation of program and project implementation including generating information relevant to DRRM/EiE/CCA matters for the purpose of implementation and policy formulation.
  • Creates and operates (in coordination with the field offices) Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) which will serve as the Department’s operating and response facility during disasters.
  • Serves as the clearinghouse for all DRRM/EiE/CCA-related transactions within the department.