World Bank assesses BuB implementation of Bagulin, LU
The World Bank, through the Orient Integrated Development Consultants, Inc (OIDCI), conducted a Qualitative Outcome Assessment of the Bottom- Up Budgeting (BuB) Implementation of Bagulin, La Union last June 8- 10, 2016.
The team of Engineer Evelyn Sagun, Maria Merla Aquino and Ivan Jim Layugan of OIDCI conducted document review on various issuances by the local government unit (LGU), minutes of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Assembly meetings, Municipal Reduction Action Team (MPRAT) meetings, and Municipal Development Council meetings, among others.
An interview with Hon. Mayor Ferdinand D. Tumbaga was also conducted. The interview covers the different phases of program implementation from the LGU’s accreditation / recognition of Civil Society Organizations (CSO), conduct of CSO assembly, MPRAT workshops and meetings, up to actual implementation of BuB projects.
Separate Focused Group Discussion (FGDs) were also conducted to groups of LGU-MPRAT members, CSO-MPRAT members, non-CSO / non-MPRAT members and project beneficiaries themselves.
A member of the Project Management Office represented by Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu, of Ateneo de Manila University, also joined the team on the second day to observe the assessment being conducted.
The team, accompanied by Engr. Louie B. Manzano of the LGU and OIC- MLOO Olivia Mae N. de Guzman of the DILG also visited a completed Local Access Road BuB project located in Sitio Pila, Brgy. Cambaly.
The OIDCI team concluded their visit with an exit conference which was presented to municipal officials. The team commented that the result of the interview and FGDs were consistent in terms of project identification, implementation and the over-all partnership of LGU and CSOs on BuB.
The Municipality of Bagulin is one of the BuB beneficiaries in Region I since its inception in 2013. The LGU is also a Kapit—Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan — Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHl-CDSS orKC) National Community—Driven Development Program (NCDDP) or KC-NCDDP area.
The Philippine government has requested the World Bank to undertake various analytical works to measure and analyze the extent of representation in decision- making process and assess beneficiaries’ satisfaction over implemented projects.