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CHARM2 Project  pilots  BPMET Outcomes Monitoring  in Kapangan, Benguet

 

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People organization members and barangay LGUs of Barangay Beleng-belis in Kapangan shares outcomes of CHARMP2./ Photo: Charles A. Picpican

 

In time on its seventh year, the CHARM2 Project piloted the Barangay Participatory Planning and Evaluation Team (BPMET) outcomes monitoring in Kapangan, Benguet on a month-long schedule on August 2015 to identify the initial outcomes of all the project interventions.

 

The activity was led by the Planning and Monitoring Evaluation Unit (PMEU) of the project headed by its PME coordinator Charles  A. Picpican. The activity was participated by BPMET members, barangay officials and peoples’ organization representatives and was facilitated by project staff from Benguet Provincial Coordination Office and component staff from the Project Support Office.

 

“Kapangan was selected to be the pilot area for the activity because of easier  accessibility  and project components are well represented in each project covered barangay,” said Picpican.

 

The piloting of the BPMET Outcomes monitoring was an agreement during the IFAD-SIS Mission conducted last March. The good  result drawn from the concept of BPMET as a participatory monitoring and evaluation tool paved toward this activity and is now being explored to become a viable strategy in measuring emerging project impact.

 

The participatory approach to monitoring and evaluation of the project is seen to be more advantageous since it will also let the community realize the benefits they are receiving and to let them own the projects, thereby, giving them  more  sense of responsibility over these projects.

 

“Adu naadal mi ditoy nga activity ken mas na-appreciate mi dagitoy projects. Nakita mi metlang nga talaga masapol mi dagitoy nga bantayan ken i-sustain ta daytoy ket para metlang kanyami nga umili ken dagiti anak mi,” said one of the participants.

 

“The BPMET should not only be confined in implementation monitoring but they should also be part of assessing of the project results. That’s what BPMET is made for,” said Mr. Picpican.

 

Accordingly, the outputs drawn  from the piloting of the activity in Kapangan will serve as a benchmark in the preparation of a guide that should be used for possible replication in other  CHARMP2- covered areas to complement the impact survey study of the project. This could also be a very useful document for the drafting  of project completion report.

 

“The data  will be analyzed and will be presented to other  stakeholders especially the MMG and PMG for their feedbacks and shall be consolidated soon  for the drafting of Project impact survey study if fund is available,” said Mr. Picpican. //Crislyn F. Balangen


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