Who We Are

The National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) is the government’s response to the fragmented delivery of rural development services. It is a strategy to improve, conserve, protect, and rehabilitate natural resources through the development and implementation of environment-friendly enterprises and livelihood opportunities.

The Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 directs the government to complement strategic efforts with environmental and governance strategies through the national convergence initiatives using the ridge-to-reef approach and the sustainable integrated area development (SIAD) for the sustainable management of natural resources and rural development.


An efficient and effective strategy for rural development towards sustainable agriculture, forestry and fishery-based economy, social equity, ecological integrity, clean and healthy environment.


To complement and mainstream efforts of NCI-SRD agencies and other stakeholders for rural development through establishment of convergence areas using the ridge-to-reef approach.

NCI-SRD Institutional Video



How NCI-SRD Operates

Joint Planning
1. Identified common focused constituency and area
2. Harmonized and synchronized planning at all levels (municipal, provincial, regional and national)
      a. Formulated and agreed among key RD players in the CADP
      b. Agreed funding commitment from key RD players/other stakeholders

Joint Budgeting
a. Complementation of resources (financial and manpower)
b. Mobilization of and increased in investments from other institutions (specifically from the private sector: private-public partnership)

Joint Implementation
a. More timely and synchronized delivery of services (with reference to agreed CADP)
b. Developed and established institutional arrangement for management and implementation of projects
c. Established market linkages and network
d. Increase level of participation and engagement of constituency in all aspects of the development cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation), governance, and management of natural resources.

Joint Monitoring and Evaluation
a. Developed and established RBME system for the convergence areas
b. Impact assessment of the convergence areas