City, DILG set CBMS Print
Monday, 05 June 2017 14:01

Over 300 enumerators and editors from the city’s 98 barangays formally completed a 3-week intensive training for the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), a Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) project that involves complete enumeration of all households in the city.

Implemented by the City Government with funding support from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and counterpart assistance from the barangays, the CBMS is aimed to produce a comprehensive barangay and household profiles for poverty reduction planning and interventions.

The intensive training that concluded Friday, June 2 was simultaneously held at the Zamboanga Seafood House and Red Cross training center and was participated by 272 enumerators and 73 editors from all over the 98 barangays who were grouped into 6 clusters. The training was facilitated by 8 CBMS experts from the DILG Central Office and DILG-9.

The enumerators and encoders are already doing the survey utilizing tablets for faster data gathering and processing which includes geo-tagging and household mapping.

All information gathered from the households during the survey will be strictly confidential and are for planning purposes.

Mayor Beng Climaco has issued Executive Order 198-2016 creating the CBS Team and Technical Working Group that will carry out the program.

According to the DILG, the CBMS is an organized way of collecting information at the local level for use of local government units, national government agencies, non-government organizations, and civil society organizations for planning, program implementation and monitoring.

Specifically, the system will help the government assess the impact of ongoing programs as well as determine what other interventions are needed to improve people’s lives.

The DILG has allocated P12.179M for the program. (Sheila Covarrubias/PR)