A total of 40 officers and technical personnel from 19 agencies completed the fifth run of the course on basic monitoring and evaluation conducted by the Development Academy of the Philippines’ Center for Governance last June 13-15 in Pasig City.
CfG Director Gilbert Lumantao, Dr. Josefina Almeda, Peter Dan Baon, Perigine Cayadong, Mariel Bayangos, and Adelina Velasco served as resource persons and lectured on the importance of monitoring and evaluation in the government sector, their concepts and principles, the logical framework and an introduction to the types of monitoring and evaluation, or M&E, such as progress, results, and participatory.
On the last day of the course, the class had a dialogue with M&E practitioners like the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Department of Education. The members of the class were also taught how to communicate M&E results effectively and how to craft an M&E plan that fits their envisioned goal for their agencies.
As part of their learning, the participants drafted the logical framework of their chosen programs. They also presented the M&E plans to monitor and evaluate their respective logframes.
The agencies represented in the course were the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sugar Regulatory Administration, Department of Agriculture, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Statistics Authority, Department of Labor and Employment, National Maritime Polytechnic, Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan, National Police Commission, Department of Budget and Management, National Book Development Board, Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Jolliville Holdings Incorporated, ARMM-Regional Planning and Development Office, Department of Agrarian Reform, Bureau of Customs, Department of Health, Department of Information and Communications Technology, and Climate Change Commission. – Stephanie Azarcon