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REGIONAL PROJECT MONITORING COMMITTEE IX
The RPMC is tasked with the implementation of the Regional Project Monitoring and Evaluation System (RPMES), which primarily aims to expedite project implementation and devolve project facilitation, problem solving, monitoring and evaluation to the regions and subregional levels.
RPMES was established through Executive Order (EO) No. 376 dated November 2, 1989 as amended by EO No. 93 dated June 1, 1993. It is a system that facilitates project implementation, devolves project facilitation to the various levels of governance, conducts problem-solving sessions, monitoring and evaluation through the creation of different levels project monitoring committees (PMCs) through Memorandum Order (MO) No. 175 issued on May 25, 1988.
The RPMES primarily aims to facilitate project implementation, and devolve project facilitation, problem-solving, monitoring and evaluation to the regional, provincial/city and municipal levels. Specifically, the system aims to achieve the following objectives:
- To provide a system for the integration, coordination and linkage of all monitoring activities in the region;
- To provide up-to-date information on the overall status of project implementation at each level for planning and budget allocation, to include employment generation of the various programs/projects expressed in man-days;
- To identify problems/issues which impede project implementation for remedial actions at the regional and subregional levels and to elevate unresolved issues and problems at these levels to the Cabinet or the President for resolution and final action through the NPMC, CORD or Presidential Assistants (PAs) as appropriate;
- To provide information on lessons learned in project implementation for planning and implementation of future similar projects;
- To assess and ascertain whether projects implemented are supportive of regional development goals and plans as well as national development thrusts and priorities; and
- To provide a venue for greater participation of nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the development planning process.
Scope and Coverage
Monitoring and evaluation under the RPMES will cover all development projects undertaken by Government Agencies (GAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), State Colleges and Universities, and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) at the regional, provincial/city and municipal levels during the fiscal year, inclusive of backlogs from previous fiscal years. Development projects include: (a) projects which are capital-forming and contributing directly to the country’s productive capacity; (b) preinvestment studies, research and development, and institutional development activities; and (c) “pro-poor” and other similar projects under direction and special programs of the President through Presidential Management Staff (PMS) and other cabinet offices. These projects may be funded by the National Government with or without foreign assistance, or financed purely from local revenues of LGUs. Projects to be covered, in more specific terms include the following:
- Those under the General Appropriations Act for the current fiscal year;
- Those which comprise the approved National Infrastructure Program;
- Those undertaken by government-owned and controlled corporations, with or without subsidy or equity contribution from national government; and
- Those implemented by local government units, with or without budgetary assistance from the national government, specifically including those funded from the 20 percent of the internal revenue allotment share appropriated for development projects.
Projects that will be monitored and evaluated at the regional level include:
- All foreign-assisted projects (loan or grant funded);
- Interprovincial projects implemented in two or more provinces in the region;
- All area development projects; and
- Nationally-funded projects implemented in the region and other projects considered critical by the Office of the President, regional development councils/planning board.
At the provincial /city level, the scope of monitoring will include projects implemented and managed at these levels and projects classified under any of the following:
- Foreign and nationally-funded projects, which are implemented or located in two or several municipalities in the province (provincial projects and /or intermunicipal projects) or implemented or located in the city;
- Other projects implemented and managed at the provincial/city level with funding generated from provincial /city sources.
At the municipal level, the scope of monitoring will include projects implemented and managed at these levels and projects classified under any of the following:
- Foreign and nationally-funded projects, which are implemented or located in the municipality;
- Other projects implemented and managed at the municipal level with funding generated from local sources.