After two (2) years of awarding various livelihood projects to its beneficiaries under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) or Kabuhayan Program, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XI, assessed said projects to check the status as well as the impact of the projects to the lives of its beneficiaries.
Of the 126 projects awarded to individual beneficiaries, 66 are operational, while 17 out of 19 projects for group beneficiaries are operational as of October 2022. Overall, 57.2% of the projects that were awarded two (2) years ago are in operation, which implies that the finances are well-managed and equipment are in working order.
Meanwhile, among the reasons why livelihood projects ceased to operate included decrease in demand due to the pandemic, depleted capital, and low production.
The aim of this systematic and continuous assessment activity is to identify the factors that affect the sustainability and limitations of DILP projects. It also explores issues of effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and relevance. In such a way, DOLE XI could raise strategic issues and devise measures to achieve the intended outcomes of the program.
In a statement, DOLE XI Regional Director Atty. Randolf C. Pensoy assured that DILP beneficiaries will continuously be provided with training on basic entrepreneurship and continuing technical advisory services as part of the program implementation. The conduct of these activities will be a collaborative effort among DOLE XI and its partners from both private and government offices.
Aside from the said assessment, DOLE XI conducts Livelihood Monitoring and Evaluation of DILP projects twice a year to keep track and assess the progress of project implementation vis-à-vis adherence to guidelines and performance targets.### MFKM