For Improved Governance, ATI capacitates its manpower on Monitoring and Evaluation System

CLARK, PAMPANGA -- Conscious of the importance of a sound reporting and data collection methods in decision-making and policy-formulation, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) organizes a workshop to enhance its monitoring, evaluation and budgeting system on November 9-12, 2009 at the Oasis Hotel, Clarkville, Balibago, Pampanga.

The three-day seminar is attended by 60 participants from a mix of monitoring and evaluation officers (MEOs), designated budget officers, planning officers and resource persons from ATI Training Centers, including selected staff from ATI Central Office and its partner agencies such as Department of Budget and Management (DBM)and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

The workshop primarily aims to establish a more coherent and comprehensive database that will be utilized as technical and financial information by the management, Senate, House of Congress, and DBM, among others.

The highlight of the activity is the workshop sessions on “Current Problems Encountered in Complying with Reports Required by ATI Central Office and Suggested Solutions”; “Synchronizing the Monitoring and Evaluation Scheme”; and “Measuring and Interpreting Physical and Financial, and Overall Program Performance”.  Plus a series of mini-lectures on the current trends and challenges in monitoring, evaluation and budgeting in the operations of the Institute.

The said workshop was led about by the eventual shift in the functions of the new ATI that elicited a call for effective governance and efficient mode of reporting system among ATI’s network of training centers as well as the ATI Central Office. (Yovina-Claire R. Agsawa)