By the close of 2012, a total of 1,078 KALAHI-CIDSS sub-projects were prioritized, of which 739 were completed. Of the total sub-projects completed, 670 were from Batch 1 municipalities under the Makamasang Tugon category, or those that have undergone three implementation cycles and where supervision responsibilities have been transferred to the local government. A total of 69 projects were from guaranteed municipalities (or those that have poverty incidence of 70% and higher) and the crossover municipality of Besao.
In Batch 1 municipalities, 92 other sub-projects were nearing completion by year’s end (at 90-99%), 58 sub-projects were half-way done, and the balance of 22 were below 30% level of completion.
In guaranteed municipalities, 24 other sub-projects were almost complete, 79 were half-way done, and 64 were below one-third complete.
By the type of sub-projects prioritized and completed, we could see the urgent desire of the communities to address their need for basic social services. Water facilities, day care centers, school buildings, and health stations topped the list of sub-projects, especially in lowland communities, accounting for 40%. It is also noteworthy that many of our barangays still lacked basic access facilities that about 35% of the completed sub-projects came in the form of farm-to-market roads, footpaths, and small bridges. (Click image to enlarge)
In the meantime, the 74 Batch 2 municipalities under the randomly-selected category (or those that have a poverty incidence of between 33% and 70%) had completed the social preparation activities which included, among others, gathering the community people into a barangay assembly and identifying the community needs and their available resources. They have likewise identified, selected and planned for their sub-project and were about 96% complete in their project approval stage.
- The pilot of the Technical Assistance Mechanism in Region VIII was launched, and implementation was about 79% completed as of February 15, 2013. TAM describes how communities can avail themselves of technical assistance grants for project studies, among others.
- Project Management Training was conducted in three batches, and Project Management Manual was considered to be 98% complete and due for validation in the second quarter of 2013.
- The DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS National Project Management Office Building was inaugurated in January 2013.
- Big-ticket procurements for the Project Information Management System and for computers for Area Coordinating Teams were completed.
- Simplification of the KALAHI-CIDSS Community-based Procurement and Community Finance Manuals was completed.