Regional Director Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. of the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) X welcomed around  50 planning and monitoring officers of  regional line agencies (RLAs) during the orientation/workshop on the electronic Regional Development Council 10 Results Matrix Monitoring and Evaluation System (eRDC10RMMES) conducted by NRO  X on May 19  at the RDC 10 Main Conference Room, Cagayan de Oro City.

The purpose of the orientation/workshop  was  to provide reporting agencies with hands on experience on how to navigate the eRDC10RMMES, particularly the  on-line reporting of accomplishments of agencies.

The eRDC10RMMES is a project initiated and implemented by NEDA X with funding from the DOST 10 through the latter’s Grant-in-Aid (GIA) program. It is a web-based system  that aims to  improve  the RDC system of monitoring and evaluating the results and development outcomes  in the 2011-2016 Regional Development Plan (RDP) targets.  RLAs are expected to provide updates of accomplishments as well as  the outcome indicators in all nine chapters of the updated RDP.

“The completion of the eRDC10 RMMES is timely and relevant now that we are preparing for the assessment of the RDP.  The system is hoped to facilitate efficient submission of agencies’  accomplishment   reports,” Director Dacanay said in his welcome remarks.

NRO X Assistant Regional Director  Mae Ester T. Guiamadel presented the synthesis of issues and suggestions raised, which include among others: (a) the need to show linkage/attribution of PPAs with the agencies’ approved budgets as stipulated in the General Appropriations Act (GAA); (b) modification of indicators based on agencies’ mandates; and (c) need to identify and prescribe levels of responsible reviewing and approving agency officials.  She also cited the next steps as follows: (a) enhancement of the system considering the issues raised and suggestions given by participants; (b) one-on-one consultation with NEDA X staff for agencies not yet enrolled in the RMMES; and (c) signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with reporting agencies.