BANGUED, Abra – Local government units in this province are undergoing training on Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Accelerated Poverty Profiling (APP) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government Cordillera.
The training is being provided as data banking is vital in planning development programs and projects to ensure responsiveness of such programs to the real needs and problems of communities and effectiveness of implementation.
Participants are government employees from Dolores, Malibcong, Penarrubia, and Danglas.
The first module comprise of orientation on how to use the gadgets and how to administer the survey questionnaires at Origines Hotel at Barangay Calaba from April 3 to 7. This is followed by the actual conduct of data collection using the CBMS software or CBMS Scan. The data collection is expected to be carried out in one month.
The questionnaire is set inside the CBMS Scan, the software used in the survey. The CBMS Scan fast-tracks data collection and processing by encoding data while interviewing the household respondents. The location of the household is taken at the same time by getting the GPS data using android tablets. It also features security measures to maintain confidentiality of information while facilitating census management.
The participants are also taught on how to install and open the CBMS Scan including the menu of CBMS app and the registration of the mobile devices.
The training is an activity of the DILG-Bureau of Local Government Development, the CBMS International Network Coordinating Team, and the four concerned LGUs.
The training team in Abra is headed by Rolando Gonzales of the DILG-CAR.