RDC Memorandum Circular No. 1 S. 2012 prescribed the guidelines in the preparation of the CY 2011 Regional Development Report. The NEDA Regional Office, as RDC secretariat, coordinated the preparation of the RDR with inputs from regional line agencies, local government units, state universities and colleges, and the non-government sector. The RDR assesses the attainment of regional development objectives and the Millennium Development Goals. It identifies critical development concerns that need urgent and convergent action from agencies, local government units, and other development partners.