The NEDA Region Office 02 serves as the Secretariat of the Regional Development Council (RDC) 02. It ensures congruence between the national plans and programs coordinated at the NEDA Central Office and the regional priorities embodied in regional plans and programs.

Specifically, its functions are as follows:

> Serve as the technical staff of the Regional Development Council in the region.

> Provide staff assistance to the RDC in the coordination of plan formulation and implementation at the regional level;

> Provide staff assistance to implementing agencies in the region in identifying and developing regional programs and projects;

> Evaluate and review proposed programs and projects in the region for consideration by the RDC;

> Monitor and assess project implementation in the region;

> Coordinate with regional offices of other departments and agencies and with the local government units in the region in the performance of their assigned tasks;