To guarantee the impact of the infrastructure project even after its construction, the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) in Bicol will conduct the Rapid Appraisal of Emerging Benefits (RAEB) for I-BUILD subprojects to one of PRDP’s Farm to Market Road in the province of Camarines Sur.
RAEB is an intermediate evaluation activity focused in determining the success of the PRDP subprojects and how it is aligned to the Project Development Objectives. It aims to validate the extent by which investment translate to outcomes envisioned for the intended beneficiaries as well as assess the sustainability, hindrances and help determine the substantial solution and practices.
The RAEB team will specifically focus on the streams of benefits indicated in the feasibility study leading to the Project Development Objectives, Thematic Areas, Catalytic Impact, Proper attribution of reported changes, Sustainability Efforts and Challenges and the Good Practices and Lessons Learned by the project beneficiaries.
Thus, the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the Regional Project Coordination Office (RPCO) 5 gathered all the units and components involved in the execution of RAEB, together with the members of the Provincial Project Management and Implementing Unit (PPMIU) in Camarines Sur for the orientation and assigning of tasks of those involved in the activity.
As the pioneer province in Bicol to adopt RAEB, the team anticipated the problems that can be encountered during the activity and create a strategy on how to make things easier for the geotagging and surveys to be done that will not affect the people who are being interviewed.
The RAEB will be conducted in San Isidro to Pag-Oring Nuevo, Libmanan, Camarines Sur. It is a six-kilometer Farm to Market Road with a total subproject cost of P44, 286, 152.67. This FMR now provides access road that links economic growth points of the 14 barangays to the national highway which can improve the agri-economic and social condition of the people. (Michelle Angela G. Alfigura, DA-PRDP RPCO 5 InfoACE Unit)
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Rhodelia Remot orients the PPMIU Camarines Sur with the Rapid Appraisal of Emerging Benefits (RAEB) and provided the task of each unit for the execution of RAEB in the Rehabilitation of San Isidro to Pag-Oring Nuevo, Libmanan, Camarines Sur. (Photo by: Michelle Angela G. Alfigura, DA-PRDP RPCO 5 InfoACE Unit)
The PPMIU Camarines Sur actively participates during the discussion to draft a strategy that can make the task more convenient without affecting the result of the interviews and surveys. (Photo by: Michelle Angela G. Alfigura, DA-PRDP RPCO 5 InfoACE Unit)
The participants of the said orientation jotted down important notes during the discussion of RAEB and tasking of assignments. (Photo by: Michelle Angela G. Alfigura, DA-PRDP RPCO 5 InfoACE Unit)