Multi-Sector Governance Council

Posted 11 June 2021

The Council

The DSWD's adoption of the PGS Pathway, Strategy Map, and Governance Scorecard, recognizes its intermediaries and partners in helping the agency come up with coordinated efforts in Social Welfare and Development as it aims to continuously earn the high trust rating of its stakeholders and mold them into high performing partners.

The DSWD Multi-Sector Governance Council or the MSGC is a body, comprising of external stakeholders from different sectors (advisers and partners), who monitor the performance of the Department as it progresses on its governance pathway. The MSGC also assists the Department in effectively utilizing its resources and create networks to keep its goals and objectives moving forward.

Both the DSWD and the MSGC are partners in bringing in insights, expertise, network, and influence in rendering advice and jumpstarting substantive working partnerships for the implementation of DSWD's strategic initiatives towards the attainment of its goals.


As partners and advisors of the DSWD in upholding and monitoring the proper implementation of the Department's development programs and projects, the MSGC is its ally in achieving the strategic goals and long-term agency vision.

The Roles and Responsibilities

A. In its Advisory Capacity, the MSGC shall:

  1. Assess the DSWD performance vis-a-vis its strategy change agenda through the review of Scorecard Reports and strategic initiatives employed by the agency in addressing / closing that agency's performance gaps;

  2. Provide feedback and recommendations on strategy execution towards the delivery of breakthrough results and achievement of higher-level outcomes (stakeholders' empowerment and social impact perspectives) through the implementation of strategic initiatives;

B. As the Department's partner, the MSGC shall:

  1. Recommend strategy execution techniques leveraging on the DSWD's new Leadership and considering the agency's being newly re-organized / re-clustered;

  2. Assist and support DSWD in identifying potential avenues for resource generation in order to carry out strategic initiatives;

  3. Identify potential areas from where technical assistance (e.g. through capacity building, resource generation, and knowledge management) may be tapped to facilitate the Department's achievement of its strategic initiatives; and

  4. Serve as communicators of external stakeholders' feedback and perception about the DSWD's programs and projects and as appropriate, also become effective communication channels for promoting DSWD's programs through accurate information dissemination.

MSGC Action Plan

Posted 11 June 2021

2021 Action Plan