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Tuguegarao City - The Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) of NEDA R02 being the Secretariat of the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) conducted a 2-day Orientation on Results Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) participated in by the RPMC members of Region 02and its Project Monitoring Team.  The orientation was conducted on November 27-28, 2014 at the Pamegafanan Hall, NEDA Bldg.,  Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City.

The orientation was intended to provide the RPMC and PMT members the basic knowledge about the RME System, its policy context and relationship with existing M&E systems and its place in the project cycle.  The orientation was also aimed to provide the participants with the skills necessary in undertaking RME activities, the tools and techniques and forms to be used during field monitoring visits. 

The 2-day activity was attended by twenty one (21) participants, mostly representatives of RPMC members from the PLGU of Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Cagayan and Batanes; DBM, DILG, PMS, RPMC-Private Sector Representative and some NEDA staff.  The resource persons during the orientation come from NEDA, DILG, DBM and DSWD.  The Regional Program Coordinator of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the DSWD Region 02, Ms. Maricel Gomez was also invited to present the status of the implementation of the program in the region, it being the target of the RPMC to be subjected to RME during the 1st quarter of 2015.

As a practice and in support to the ISO accreditation of NEDA Region 02, the Secretariat floated survey forms to the participants evaluate the result of the RME orientation.  Based on the post evaluation and feedback from the participants, the objectives of the activity have been satisfactorily attained.

MaryAnne E.R. Darauay, NEDA Regional Director and RPMC Chairperson in her closing remarks, appreciated the active involvement and support of the participants to the 2-day RME orientation.  She also thanked them for being committed partners in monitoring and evaluating programs and projects implemented in the region.