Staff of NEDA Regional Office (NRO) VIII’s Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) lent their expertise as resource persons during the reorientation on the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) conducted by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) VIII on July 9, 2019.

Chief Economic Development Specialist (CEDS) Evangeline M. Paran, Engr. Erlito H. Vitor, Sr. EDS Marlon M. Dumagsa and Engr. Prisco Boco III from NRO VIII’s PMED shared their knowledge on the subject by providing an in-depth lecture on the objectives, mechanisms and procedures of the RPMES while drawing from their years of experience in project monitoring and evaluation to guide the participants on best practices.

The RPMES is the primary institutional mechanism for the monitoring and evaluation of government and official development assistance (ODA) funded programs and projects.

The activity was conducted by the DILG VIII as part of its efforts to enhance its staff’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capabilities in preparation for the activation/reactivation of local project monitoring committees (LPMCs) at the provincial, city and municipal levels.

The participants promised to work toward the activation of their respective LPMCs within the year and start monitoring activities by the start of January next year. The DILG VIII will issue a department circular defining the composition of the LPMCs as well as the scope of monitoring to include DILG implemented projects and problematic projects in their respective areas.

Article by: Knulp Aseo / Marlon M. Dumagsa
Photos by: DILG VIII