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Year Pilot-Tested 1995
CBMS Coverage Area 31,202 barangays or villages in 1,103 municipalities and 111 cities in 78 provinces (36 of which are province-wide)


ABOUT CBMS-Philippines

The Community-Based Monitoring System is one of the tools developed in the early 1990s under the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies (MIMAP) Project -Philippines to provide policymakers and program implementers with a good information base for tracking the impacts of macroeconomic reforms and various policy shocks.

The CBMS work in the Philippines evolved after it was observed that there was no disaggregated data then for planning, program formulation, policy impact and poverty monitoring. There was also a need for support mechanisms for the implementation of the decentralization policy. The CBMS is envisioned to serve as a tool for local governance and complement the national poverty monitoring system. The CBMS can likewise facilitate the implementation of targeted poverty reduction programs with its household and individual level data as well as the monitoring and evaluation of these poverty reduction programs.

CBMS has been adopted by local government units in the Philippines since 2000. Various policy issuances by LGUs and national government agencies including the Department of the Interior and Local Government , the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), and the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) have recognized the usefulness of CBMS for generating the necessary disaggregated data for various thematic concerns including local planning, grassroots participatory budgeting, poverty diagnosis, monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), disaster-risk reduction management (DRRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA), gender and development, impact monitoring, and food insecurity  among others. Technical support to LGUs on the implementation and use of the standard CBMS modules on data collection (CBMS paper-track and CBMS Accelerated Poverty Profiling using tablets), data processing and use of CBMS data in preparing local development profiles and plans is being provided by a pool of accredited CBMS trainers from the DILG and the CBMS International Network Office of DLSU. 

CBMS Philippines Frequently Asked Questions Read to know the answers to the frequently asked questions on the CBMS.

Project Activities

  • Development of CBMS and its applications for poverty monitoring and analysis, disaster-risk reduction management and climate change adaptation, monitoring the MDGs, vulnerability mapping to food insecurity, and local level planning and budgeting

  • Conduct of research studies relating to multidimensional poverty analysis, vulnerability mapping, and impact analysis

  • Development of CBMS instruments and training modules on data collection, data processing and poverty mapping, data validation and analysis

  • Development of CBMS national repository and portal

  • Capacity building support for users and trainers of the standard CBMS instruments and modules on:

CBMS Infographics



CBMS Training Modules


Please click here for more information about  the CBMS Training Modules.

Details about the CBMS Accelerated Poverty Profiling (CBMS-APP) may be obtained here.


Institutional Partners


A.  Accredited CBMS Trainers

B. Partner Institutions

The development of CBMS in the Philippines is being implemented by the CBMS Network Team of the De La Salle University Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies.

Other current partner agencies for scaling up of CBMS implementation in the Philippines are as follows:


a.) The Many Faces of Poverty Series 

b.) Related news articles in the CBMS network newsletter

c.) Other CBMS news features

d.) CBMS Conference Proceedings

e.) CBMS Research Papers

f.) Other Research Papers using CBMS Data

For more of our publications please click here.

Photos and Videos

Watch the videos by clicking on the icon. You can view more of the photos at the CBMS Network Facebook Page.  These are the winning entries submitted by the CBMS-implementing LGUs in the yearly CBMS Special Awards held every National Conferences.




  Province of Batangas


Minalabac, Camarines Sur


Carmona, Cavite


Tabaco City


Training Workshops

Date Participants Training Venue
March 4-8, 2019 DILG-CBMS New Regional and Provincial Trainers (Luzon Cluster-new trainers) CBMS APP Module 1

Cherry Blossoms Hotel, Manila

May 8-12, 2017 DILG-CBMS Regional and Provincial Trainers Updated CBMS APP Module 1 and CBMS DRRM Module Bali Village Hotel Resort and Spa, Tagaytay City
November 22-23, 2016 DILG-CBMS New Regional and Provincial Trainers Training of Trainers on Tablet-Based Data Collection Instrument on Women Migrant Workers at the Local Level and Update on CBMS APP Modules Kabayan Hotel, Pasay City

August 17-21, 2015;

September 7-11, 2015

DILG-CBMS New Regional and Provincial Trainers Training for New Trainers on CBMS APP Module 1 and 2 Subic Bay Traveller's Hotel
December 9-10, 2014 DILG-BLGD Staff Training on CBMS Data Repository Malate, Manila
December 8-11, 2014 De La Salle Philippines CBMS Trainers Training on CBMS APP Module 2 De La Salle University - Manila
July 7-11, 2014 De La Salle Philippines CBMS Trainers Training on CBMS APP Module 1 Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle
May 26-30, 2014 Regional DILG CBMS Accredited Trainers Training on Updated CBMS Modules 3 and 4 Silver Oaks Suites and Hotel, Manila
March 17-21, 2014 Regional DILG CBMS Accredited Trainers Training on CBMS APP Modules 1 and 2 Atrium Hotel, Manila
December 2-6, 2013 DILG CBMS Accredited Trainers Training on Updated CBMS Modules 3 and 4 Garden Plaza Hotel, Manila
November 29, 2013 LGUs One-day Orientation on Updated CBMS Modules  for LGUs in the Province of Marinduque and Carmona, Cavite CBMS International Network Coordinating Team Office
 November 25-28, 2013 Marikina Barangay Officials, Marikina City Planning Office and Center for Excellence Office Training on Module 4  Marikina Convention Center
September 23-27, 2013 DILG CBMS Accredited Trainers Training on Updates on CBMS Modules DILG Office, Quezon City
February 14-17, 2012 CBMS Accredited Trainers Training on Updates on CBMS Module 3 CSB Hotel
February 3-5, 2011 CBMS Accredited Trainers Training Workshop for CBMS Accredited Trainers (Modules 1, 2 and 3) CSB Hotel
March 15-19, 2010 DILG Regional Trainers                                       CBMS Module 3 Tagaytay City
October 20-24, 2008 DILG Regional Trainers CBMS Modules 1-2 Regalla Hotel, Quezon City


Inquiries regarding CBMS-Philippines may be sent to:

Dr. Celia M. Reyes
CBMS Network Team Leader, CBMS Network Office

Address: CBMS Network Office

De La Salle University (DLSU)

Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies

10th Floor, Angelo King International Center

Estrada Corner Arellano Avenue, Malate, Manila, 1004, Philippines

Tel#: (632) 8526-2067; (632) 8230-5100 loc. 2461

Fax #:     (632) 8526-2067
Email:     cbms.network@gmail.comcelia.reyes@benilde.edu.ph

Research Team Members:

Anne Bernadette E. Mandap
Jasminda A. Quilitis
Jezha Lee Z. Nabiong
Nastasha Brigitte M. Kuan
Carmela A. Predo
Kristine T. Madreliño
Mary Coleen Anne P. Nicolas
Aron Joshua P. Gregorio



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