The Central Visayas Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) conducted the Training on Monitoring and Evaluation for local PMC secretariat of the provinces of Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor on August 16-17, 2018.
A total of 30 participants attended the said training, vis: PPDO Bohol, PPDO Cebu and PPDO Siquijor, the City Planning and Development Offices (CPDO) of the Cities of Tagbilaran, Naga, Mandaue, Lapu-lapu, Carcar and Talisay, MPDO Siquijor, DILG Local Government Operations Officers and the Siquijor State College.
The activity aims to equip the participants with the basic knowledge on the Guidelines for Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (RPMES).
Resource persons were the RPMC secretariat from NEDA 7 Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division. Topics covered were M&E in the Project Development Cycle; Evaluation and Development Results and Institutional Context; RPMES Objectives, Institutional Arrangements, Systems Framework, and Scope and Coverage; RPMES Reports and Measuring Project Performance; Project Management/Monitoring Tools (Gantt Chart, PERT-CPM, S-Curve, Work Breakdown Structure); Geotagging and the Central Visayas PIMS; LPMC Forms, Strengthening LPMC-RPMC Linkage, and Awarding Best Practices.
The RPMES Guidelines provides a scheme for monitoring and evaluating projects at the national, regional, provincial/city and municipal levels, with the extensive and active participation of government agencies, local government units and non-government organizations at all levels.
Through the system, generation of information on the overall status of project implementation at each level and the problems that impede implementation will be facilitated, so that actions can be readily undertaken at the level nearest the project sites, and at the earliest time possible.
The manual was developed primarily for the Project Monitoring Committees at the regional/ provincial/ city/ municipal levels responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of programs/ projects under their jurisdiction.
Expansion of the system to include additional data inputs and output reports will depend upon the councils at the regional, provincial, city or municipal levels.
The reports suggested in the manual are the minimum required to provide basic information that will enable consolidation of information on implementation status of development projects necessary to evaluate performance and resolve implementation problems at all levels.
The Project Development and Monitoring Unit staff of PPDO Bohol who attended the M & E Training were EnP Judith Uy-Sumatra, Joseph Ligason and Roselyn Concon.
They plan to review the Executive Order on the Provincial M&E Information System (ProMEIS) to see whether the contents of the EO are consistent with the RPMES guidelines and revise the EO if need be.
A re-echo presentation of the lectures shall be also be conducted for the information of the sectoral and unit heads of the PPDO during the next general assembly.
Lastly, all Office M & E Officers of the Provincial Government of Bohol shall also be presented with the training materials on M & E during the last quarter of this year.