Digital M&E – The Cordillera Regional Project Monitoring Committee, chaired by NEDA-CAR Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling, orients regional stakeholders on the use of the eRPMES as a web-based solution in tracking the status of government programs and projects implemented in the Cordillera region.

The Cordillera Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) chaired by NEDA-CAR Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling gathered project implementers from the different Regional Line Agencies (RLAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Private sector representatives (PSRs) for a two-day Regional Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Forum held last March 28-29,2022.

The M&E forum aims to orient project monitoring officers and stakeholders on the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES) operational guidelines and the continuous improvement undertaken by the RPMC in ensuring accurate and timely reporting of project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in the regional and sub-regional levels that are supportive of the regional and the national development goals.

NEDA-CAR Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling underscored the important role that digitalization and automation bring into the project monitoring and evaluation ecosystem. With the changing landscape of reporting and advancement of technology, NEDA-CAR which serves as the technical secretariat of the RPMC, introduced the Online Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (eRPMES). The eRPMES is a web-based solution that facilitates the enrollment, submission, and generation of monitoring reports based on the RPMES operational guidelines ensuring efficient project implementation across the region.

The second day of the forum was dedicated to a workshop where the participants had a hands-on experience with the navigation and data entry using the eRPMES. The participants enrolled their respective priority programs, projects, and activities into the system. Feedback and comments from the participants were collected by the RPMC secretariat to further improve the system’s features.

Miss Maria Veronica A. Eslao, Supervising Economic Development Specialist of NEDA-CAR assured the project monitoring officers, project implementers, and stakeholders that the RPMC secretariat will continue to provide technical assistance and hands-on training on the use of the eRPMES to harmonize the reporting of programs and projects implemented in the region.

by Bob Lyndon B. Daroya, NEDA-SPCAR