In order to step up tracking and monitoring efforts of Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) projects and to facilitate project management in LGUs, the DILG 10, in coordination with the Support to Local Government Program Oversight Project Monitoring Office (SLGP-OPMO) conducted a one-day training workshop on its most recent platform, DevLIVE, at the VIP Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City on September 4, 2018.

The workshop-training was conducted for SLGP Coordinating Teams, Regional and Provincial Project Development & Management Unit Engineers, and regional and provincial focal persons for the upcoming roll-out of DevLIVE.

“Development LIVE: Achieving SDGs in Infrastructure through Local Integrity, Innovation & Citizen Empowerment” is a joint project with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) which seeks to aid local governance by addressing current gaps in monitoring fund utilization and by providing a platform for citizens’ feedback and monitoring.

Through the online platform, local functionaries will be able to directly input reports from the release of funds up to the project’s completion.

DevLIVE also includes a free mobile application that allows locals and project beneficiaries to directly provide feedback on ongoing and completed projects.

For the full duration of the program implementation, DevLIVE seeks to cover monitoring of all projects under the Local Government Support Fund-Financial Assistance (LGSF-FA) to LGUs. As of writing, DevLIVE includes tracking of projects under the Assistance to Municipalities Program.

A brief orientation on user roles, site navigation, was facilitated by representatives from the OPMO. This was followed by a simulation to determine all areas to be improved in the platform.

A roll-out for cities and municipalities is seen to take place in October, or upon the release of the Joint Memorandum Circular between DILG and the Department of Budget and Management.