The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the Executing Agency (EA) and assumes full supervision and responsibility in the administration and management of the Project.

      An interagency National Project Steering Committee (NPSC), chaired by a DENR Undersecretary, is established at the DENR Central Office (CO) and provides policy guidance for smooth Project implementation.

      The NPSC is composed of Undersecretaries from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIPs), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), senior-level representatives from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), Chairmen of the League of Provinces and representatives of Leagues of Municipalities and Cities within the project regions.

      The National Project Coordination Office (NPCO) is the main Project implementing unit of the DENR as Executing Agency. NPCO leads and oversees the implementation of all Project components in collaboration with various operating units within the DENR and its partner agencies: the Local Government Units concerned, People's Organizations (POs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and Indigenous People's Organizations (IPOs), in close coordination with oversight agencies and the ADB on matters relating to loan and grant reviews and disbursement of loan and grant proceeds.