Participants from eight national line agencies and government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) joined  the Course on Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation held on December 11 to 15, 2017 at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Pasig City.

The training discussed the different types of monitoring, evaluation, and methods used in analysis, implementation, and reporting. These were anchored in the discussion of the Philippine Development Plan which highlighted all programs, projects, and activities needed to contribute to it.

It also covered strategic planning, results-based performance monitoring system, program expenditure classification to provide background on the different programs implemented by the government. It also provided an organizational perspective of conducting monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

Likewise,  actual programs such as the Barangay Nutrition Scholar Program of the National Nutrition Council and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development were shared to illustrate  how M&E works in the government.

The course, the last public offering of the Center for Governance in 2017, aimed to enhance skills and knowledge of technical staff on M&E of programs and projects and to enable them to appreciate the various tools to effectively conduct impact evaluation. (Dominique Reario)