The Department of Labor and Employment XI conducted a Livelihood Monitoring and Evaluation of 11 projects implemented for the year 2021 under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) on February 16 to March 3, 2022.

The monitoring team, composed of the regional and field office livelihood focal persons and personnel from the Internal Management and Services Division, assessed the progress of project implementation vis-à-vis adherence to guidelines and performance targets towards project improvement. The team also provided assistance on the liquidation of unliquidated livelihood funds.

DOLE XI monitored and evaluated two (2) projects in Davao del Sur,  (4) in Davao de Oro, two (2) in Davao Oriental, two (2) in Davao del Norte, and one (1) in IGACOS. The activity was accompanied by OIC-Assistant Regional Director Atty. Jason P. Balais and Technical Services and Support Division Chief Paul V. Cruz.

OIC-Regional Director Atty. Randolf C. Pensoy said the this activity is just one of the methods to measure the progress of the projects implemented by DOLE XI. “We are ensuring that these projects are yielding results, as well as guide and empower our beneficiaries to develop a self-reliant community enterprise.”

The Livelihood Monitoring and Evaluation is part of the program’s third phase, along with project operationalization and provision of resources, in its operational framework. First phase includes advocacy activities, identification of beneficiaries, and project negotiation. Second phase covers organization strengthening, convergence planning, and enhancement trainings. While the fourth and final phase encompasses project benefit and impact evaluation.