BAGUIO CITY – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cordillera holds a two-day meeting for monthly monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects under the “Assistance to Local Government Units – Local Government Support Fund” (ALGU-LGSF) with its Field Operating Units (FOUs) to ensure the quality and the dimensions of transparency and accountability of all local government units’ infrastructure projects in the region.
“The DILG shall strengthen existing operational mechanisms to facilitate the effective monitoring of projects and indoctrinate a deeper sense of accountability among beneficiary LGUs wherein significant government resources are entrusted to them to implement priority projects necessary in the delivery of basic services which is expected to eventually redound to the general welfare of their constituents,” said Regional Director Araceli San Jose during the two-day meeting.
For 2022, the monitoring and evaluation covers the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) with 49 projects, the FY 2021 and FY 2022 Financial Assistance to Local Government Units Program which targets all LGUs, FY 2022 Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation of LGU Infrastructure Projects (RLIP) with 166 projects and the two projects for FY 2022 CMGP in the Province of Ifugao.
“The DILG adopts a multi-faceted approach in the monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects more specifically, risk-based progress monitoring that serves as its overarching frame, which considers quality and the dimensions of transparency and accountability,” RD San Jose added.
She also underscored that this methodology is based on participatory governance practices involving multiple stakeholders from the local government units, the DILG, and civil society organizations (CSOs) while using digital platforms like SubayBayan and DevLive.
Subaybayan is the official online system monitoring of the department that provides real-time information and transparency on the physical and financial status, as well as the information on the actual location, implementation, and other basic data of the locally funded projects while DevLive is an agency platform to source citizen reports and feedback on various locally-implemented projects.
As of October 10, 2022, there are projects that are not yet completed and still be continuously monitored, including three projects under FY 2021 SBDP in Malibcong, Abra; 12 projects under FY 2021 FALGU in all provinces of the region; ten projects under FY 2021 DRRAP in Abra, Benguet, Mt. Province, Ifugao and Baguio City; one project under FY 2021 CMGP in Benguet; 162 projects under FY 2022 RLIP in all provinces including Baguio and seven projects under FY 2022 FALGU in Mt. Province, Benguet and Ifugao. By BLM/DILG