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                                 10th CBMS Philippines National Conference 



Date and Time: March 24-26, 2014, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ballroom AB
Location: Ortigas Avenue, corner ADB Avenue, 1100 Manila (Philippines)

Overview of the Conference

The 3-day conference was a gathering of key officials and representatives of national government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations and development partner agencies to discuss latest developments on the implementation and uses of the community based monitoring system (CBMS) in the Philippines. 

This year’s conference tackled discussions on the uses of CBMS for bottom up budgeting, disaster risk reduction and management, local governance, vulnerability mapping, program design and targeting, and impact monitoring among others. Among the highlights of the conference was the annual recognition of good practices and innovations among LGUs in the institutionalization and use of CBMS (see details on Special Awards).

The annual CBMS Philippines national conference was organized by the PEP Asia-CBMS Network Office of the De La Salle University (DLSU)-Angelo King Institute (AKI). 

Highlights and presentations from the past CBMS-Philippines national conferences may be viewed at (2013) (2012) (2011) (2009) (2008) (2006) (2005) (2004).


Background on CBMS

CBMS was initially designed and pilot-tested in the early 1990s under the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies (MIMAP) Program as a tool to monitor and provide evidence on the impacts of various economic reforms and policy shocks at the local level. Over the years, the development of CBMS has facilitated its use for evidence-based local planning, poverty diagnosis, monitoring the millennium development goals, program targeting and impact monitoring among others. 

From its initial adoption by the Provincial Government of Palawan in the year 2000, CBMS is now being implemented by local government units in 68 provinces (32 of which are province-wide) covering 799 municipalities, 63 cities and 21,562 barangays.

Further details about CBMS may be viewed 

See the Memorandum Circular released by DILG here!

Conference Program and Presentation Materials

The conference program and the presentation during the 10th CBMS Philippines National Conference can be found here.

A copy of the Souvenir Program can be downloaded here.

3rd CBMS Special Awards

The results of the 3rd CBMS Special Awards for LGUs are as follows:

Best Photo Best Household Sticker
               Best Enumerator's Uniform

                                                       Best Advocacy Video

                  LGU-Carcar City            LGU-Carrascal, Surigao del Sur
             Province of Batangas

Click on the image to view the video.

Secretariat Contact Details



Contact Number: (02) 5262067 or 2305100 loc. 2461

Mobile Number: 09287943976








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