CMS provides third party monitoring of specific government programs on education delivered directly to the schools. It partners with various network organizations for the mobilization, training and deployment of citizen monitors in different parts of the country.
Citizen volunteers inspect DepEd-procured goods that are delivered in schools. This is implemented in coordination with DepEd’s Procurement Service and the respective program end-user. It is guided by the Contract Implementation Inspection Protocol (CIIP).
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) taps civil society as third-party monitor of the delivery of computer packages for senior high schools. DepEd procured the computer packages through the Government Cost Sharing scheme using the UNDP procurement system.
Dubbed as POCOMON GO (People-Powered Computer Monitoring for Good Governance), the project tracks the delivery of Lot 2 computer packages to 66 specialized Senior High Schools in Metro Manila.
The third-party monitoring activities consist of:
ANSA-EAP partners with the Department of Education, Municipal Government of Gerona, Tarlac, Jollibee Group Foundation and Healthdev to implement the “Community Monitoring of School-Based Feeding Program.” This is for the benefit of malnourished children in public schools.
Community volunteers consisting of Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Brangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) are trained to monitor SBFP standards in 20 selected public schools in the Municipality of Gerona, Tarlac.
The monitoring will have three modules, namely:
See video to understand the condition of health and nutrition in public schools in the Philippines.
DepEd Tarlac Division Memorandum
Duties and Responsibilities of Community Volunteers
Community monitors’ step-by-step guide
Citizen volunteers join government auditors in the conduct of performance audit of government’s education programs, including the Special Education Fund (SEF) in local governments. This is implemented in partnership with the Commission on Audit.