German groups train prov’l gov’t employees
on Health Monitoring System
LINGAYEN---Representatives from 28 government offices including the 14 provincial hospitals in Pangasinan participated in a three-day training on Strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) System of the Province last August 11-13 at the Malong Conference Room here.
The training was conducted by the Health Sector Policy Support Program (HSPSP) through technical assistance from the European Commission and German Technical Corporation to strengthen monitoring and evaluation functions of the local government units.
The M & E System is a system which will keep track of program expenditure, evaluate performance in comparison with the funds authorized for the purpose and provide timely and quality input and report to management that may be used for future planning, programming and budgeting.
Benita M. Pizarro, chief of Provincial Planning and Development and chairman of the Provincial Project Monitoring Committee, said tracking of project implementation with respect to physical and financial status through the M & E System is very important as problems can be addressed easily if ever problems arise.
She added that the training aimed to introduce to participants several tools to evaluate the overall performance regarding the prescribed performance indicators.
It also seeks to identify facilitating and/or hindering factors and take note of mitigating measures undertaken during various stages of program/project management.
Through the system she said project specifications will be met because they are being monitored and evaluated.
Orlando Garcia, Local Government Unit Public Financial Management Assistant, said other objectives of the training are to assess budget operation in budget accountability and introduce organizational performance improvement framework for monitoring and evaluation.
The EC Technical Group includes Ren Hellrup, Michael Palmbach, Ernesto Reyes and Orlando Garcia.(PIO/Angeline D. Villanueva)