Posted October 11, 2021
The Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) conducted another regular training course on Statistics for Program and Project Monitoring and Evaluation, September 27-October 1, 2021. Participated in by personnel from various government and private institutions that included 15 from the Philippine Statistics Authority; 5 from Commission on Human Rights; 5 from the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur; 2 from the Professional Regulation Commission; 1 each from Ateneo de Manila University, National Economic and Development Authority-Caraga; Office of the Solicitor General; and the Department of Labor and Employment-Region V.
The resource persons were Executive Director Donald James D. Gawe and Prof. Roselle V. Collado. Dir. Gawe of the Philippine National Volunteers Service Coordinating Agency led the discussions on the various concepts in monitoring and evaluation for both the program and project levels. On the other hand, Prof. Collado of the Institute of Statistics in UP Los Baños covered the topics on statistics particularly on how to apply qualitative and quantitative approaches in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting monitoring and evaluation data.
At the end of the 5-day course, the participants praised the training for being well organized and very informative. During the closing ceremonies, a participant commended the agency saying, “This is my second PSRTI Training and I can say that PSRTI trainings are one of the most organized trainings I have attended.” She also added “Overall, excellent training design. It has provided the participants with comprehensive knowledge on basic statistics and designing program and project monitoring and evaluation system.”
The impressions also mentioned that the training team was very approachable and accommodated every query of participants. They also added that “Transition between topics of the training were well-delivered, leaving no noticeable gaps in between. The training team provided innovative recaps and icebreakers to ensure participation and engagement of learners. They also made sure that everyone is able to keep track of the lectures during the training.”