DAVAO CITY –The Region XI Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) obtained an outstanding grade of 6.29 following the recent Office Performance Commitment and Review (OPCR) conducted by the National DSWD Office of Strategy Management, Policy Development and Plans Bureau, Finance Service and Office of the Secretary.

The 17 regional offices of DSWD were assessed based on the following variables or key result areas: (1) improved well-being of families; (2)  case management of poor households; (3)  expanding number of poor households identified in Listahanan availing SWD (social welfare and development) programs; (4) utilization of Listahanan by other social protection service providers; (5) increased number of fully functioning LGU Social Welfare and Development Office; (6) capacitating LGUs to implement devolved social services; (7) values-based and strategy-based allocation and utilization of resources; (8) expanding partnership in support to SWD programs; (9) application of critical competencies; (10) building a culture of innovation and convergence; (11) process excellence; (12)  leadership and competency, among others.

DSWD Davao Region garnered the highest score among the 17 regional offices.

DSWD XI was also cited outstanding in the 2013 Report Card Survey of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) which measures agency compliance with the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA).

Along with DSWD, the other three outstanding agencies in Region XI are NFA Tagum City, National Prosecution Service -Mati City and PAO-Malita of Davao Del Sur.

Outstanding agencies received a score of 90 to 100. The survey was administered nationwide in 2013 to 929 national government agencies, government corporations, and state universities and colleges. (DSWD)