Thirty-nine technical staff from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 02 underwent training on Project Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) under the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO).

The trainings, which were held on July 30-August 3, 2018 and August 6-10, 2018 for two batches, were facilitated by CESO Volunteer Advisor Steven Mendelsohn. The activity is one of the pre-identified assignments in the Partnership Action Plan of CESO with DTI-R02 which focused on strategies for MSME Development.

VA Mendelsohn, with extensive experience in consulting as shown in his long-time engagement as consultant for the Global Affairs Canada, specializes in Project Monitoring and Evaluation,

The training-workshop equipped the participants on the essential requirements of PME. This covered 5 modules: Project Definition and Design, Result-Based Management, Logic Models, Performance Measurement Indicators and Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

As an output, the participants developed Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for six programs and projects of DTI: Negosyo Center, OTOP Next Generation, Shared Service Facility (SSF), Kapatid Mentor Me (KMMe), Industry Cluster Enhancement (ICE) and Bagwis.

PME plays a significant role in decision making especially in the rationalization of programs and projects for MSMEs. It ensures that resources are maximized and utilized efficiently to achieve great results and impacts.