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.

International Cooperation Office


Project Management Service

  • This office generally performs functions such as (but not limited to) the management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of capital intensive and large-scale projects that involve two or more units or agencies. Specific functions include:
  • Develops the strategic framework, guidelines and standards on program/project development, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develops and installs measures, systems and structures to ensure the continuous and sustained implementation of programs and projects which have been/can be integrated in the regular structure.
  • Provides support and mobilizes resources to the different units to ensure efficient planning, application and optimum use of resources to program and project operations and implementation.
  • Develops processes and mechanisms to assess the effectiveness of the programs/projects/initiatives for the purpose of policy formulation, long- and medium-term planning and (re)designing of programs and projects.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Project Development Division
  3. Project Management Division

Legislative Liaison Office

  • Develops and recommends to the Secretary the legislative agenda of the department.
  • Drafts legislation (bills, laws, etc.) for basic education.
  • Prepares comments and position papers on proposed legislation for submission to the Congress.
  • Liaises with the committees on basic education in the Senate and House of Representatives, and the offices of the Senators and Congressmen on their concerns related to basic education.
  • Coordinates with the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) in advocating for the Executive Branch’s Legislative Agenda.