On February 20, 2017 the Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS) opened a new chapter of its project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system as it inaugurated the capacity building program series on M&E for its selected personnel. The learning series has been designed and packaged to address the need for knowledge and skills in Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation (RbME) of project implementation of new entrants to the workforce of DENR. It involves online learning sessions as well as face-to-face interactions spanning a six-month period. The modules cover theoretical perspectives of development, components of M&E system, and conducting an evaluation itself.
It is expected that through these capacity building activities, participants could generate evaluation reports of the results of projects or programs they are handling and perform impact evaluation of a concluded project.
The opening salvo of the program was marked by a lively open forum, a diagnostic test to determine baseline capabilities of participants, and an introduction to the online learning portal. (FASPS/ Sheela Legaspi)