The Regional Development Council is the policy making body tasked with coordinating all development-related activities in the region. It has four sub-committees, namely: 1) Agribusiness Committee 2) Industry, Trade and Tourism Committee 3) Environment Committee; 2) Regional Social Development Committee; 3) Infrastructure Development Committee and 4) Development Administration and Financing Committee. Several certain bodies were subsumed under the RDC and its committees as working or support committees. The Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) focuses on the promotion of effective coordination and collaboration among key players and stakeholders in the region towards addressing social sector development concerns, specifically in the areas of education and manpower development, health, nutrition and population (sanitation), social protection, and Housing.
Pursuant to National Economic and Development Committee through Social Development Committee (SDC) Resolution No. 2, series of 2009 “Approving the Creation of Sub-Committee on Social Protection), the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) proposed the creation of Sub-Committee on Social Protection to Regional Development Council-National Capital Region and was subsequently approved by the Council through RDC-NCR Resolution No. 14, series of 2014. The creation of the Sub-Committee of Social Protection is the best venue to discuss and propose policy matters to the RDC through SCSP meetings.