Through the National Economic and Development Authority’s or NEDA’s  role of providing technical assistance to partner agencies, local government units (LGUs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and other key stakeholders, the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) in MIMAROPA conducted a one-day orientation on Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) for Marinduque State College (MSC) on November 11 through  Zoom video conference.

The MSC requested for a technical assistance in strengthening the M&E capability of their staff. A bilateral meeting between NRO MIMAROPA and MSC was conducted on September 29, to firm up the schedule of the activities regarding the request. The RPMES orientation is one of the requested capability training of the MSC.

Ten  participants from the MSC attended  the orientation. Personnel  from the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division of NRO MIMAROPA facilitated the orientation and served as resource speakers.

​​​​​​​In his opening remarks, Regional Director (RD) Agustin C. Mendoza of NRO MIMAROPA emphasized that the RPMES as a tool of monitoring and evaluation or M&E, is linked to the planning and investment programming of the programs and projects of  regions. He added that the RPMES is one of the initiatives to mainstream the culture of M&E in government. It primarily aims to facilitate program and project implementation; and devolve project facilitation, problem-solving, monitoring;  and evaluation to the regional, provincial, city and municipal levels.

He thanked the MSC on their interest to  RPMES and how it will be of use to  institutions monitoring and evaluation needs.

​​​​​​​The activity introduced the MSC personnel and staff on the usefulness of the RPMES forms to familiarize them with the said forms. It also provided guidance on how to accomplish the forms and how to tailor fit these  forms according to their needs.

 Another training on engineering for non-engineers will be conducted on November 24-25 as part of the technical assistance to MSC.