The Development Academy of the Philippines’ Center for Governance conducted as part of its public offerings the course on advanced monitoring and evaluation for various government and private personnel at the DAP Building in Pasig City.  The course aimed to build and enhance the participants’ skills and understanding of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) concepts and tools that will allow them to implement projects and programs in their respective agencies in a more effective and impactful manner.

A total of 32 participants from different government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations as well as the private sector attended the course that provided them with in-depth discussion on how government programs and policies impact societal and economic growth.  The training also covered subjects such as theory of change, framework development, quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques, and impact evaluation.

The Impact Evaluation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Impact Assessment Program Towards Good Governance and Accountable Research and Development System of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development were shared as illustrative cases of impact evaluation conducted in the government.

As part of their learning, the participants were grouped according to the Sustainable Development Goal themes, namely, Quality Education, Good Health and Well-being; No Poverty; and Zero Hunger to prepare and present to the panel their impact evaluation terms of reference that were contextualized and anchored based on these goals.

Nerrisa Esguerra of the National Economic and Development Authority; Maxine Tanya Hamada of the Institute of Leadership, Empowerment, and Democracy; Director Gilbert Lumantao of the DAP Center for Governance; Dr. Jalton Taguibao of the University of the Philippines-Diliman; Dr. Aubrey Taguba of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies; Engels del Rosario of the DSWD; and Mia Barbara Arnas of the PCAARRD served as resource persons for the five-day training.