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BIMP-EAGA Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation are central to managing BIMP-EAGA projects in order to maximize their impacts. Regular monitoring of project progress will enable BIMP-EAGA to work with project proponents and implementers to ensure projects are on track to meet targets.

To measure progress, projects will be monitored either through a quantitative approach, like project accomplishment reports, or qualitative approach, which entails the use of focus group discussions and key informant interviews.

Producing quality outputs or deliverables, however, is simply not enough. Projects must be able to deliver results close to where the intended beneficiaries are, such as improving access to infrastructure services by low-income households and stronger economic ties between neighboring provinces.

As such, results-based monitoring is now a must for BIMP-EAGA projects programmed under Vision 2025. Results-based monitoring is seen to capture the delivery of project outputs, outcomes, and impacts. Project proponents and sponsors are also guided by the required quality of the project for its implementation—a major departure from the usual practice of progress monitoring in the past.

Results-based monitoring and evaluation system will also address the monitoring weaknesses and lack of evaluation observed in previous BIMP-EAGA projects. It is also aimed at strengthening awareness and ownership of Vision 2025 strategic thrusts and projects.