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Manila - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) participated in the “Third Workshop of the Development of Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism for the ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Work Programme” (ALMWP) held last May 9-10 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Among the Philippine delegates which represented DOLE were Mr. Bernard Paul M. Mangulabnan, Acting Chief of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), Mr. Jose Maria S. Batino, Deputy Executive Director of Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) and Focal Person for ASEAN OSHNET, and Charmaine Mae M. Dela Cruz, Acting Chief Labor and Employment Officer and Focal Person for ACMW from the International Labor Affairs Bureau.

The event concluded the three-part workshop involving all ASEAN member states which aims to finalize and build consensus on the monitoring and evaluation outcomes and key performance indicators relevant to achieving target work programs across the ASEAN region. The first and second workshops yielded four (4) Key Result Areas (KRAs), eleven (11) Outcome Statements, and twenty-four (24) Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). For the third workshop, which was organized and convened by the ASEAN Secretariat, the member states agreed to endorse to Senior Labor Officials the above-mentioned indicators.

These KPIs are meant to track each member-state’s own progress over a period of time. Further, a concept note will be drawn up by the ASEAN Secretariat to specify the scope of an end-term impact study, which will assess the impact of the ALMWP 2016-2020 and draw lessons to inform the development of post-2020 Work Programme.

Next steps include data collection by the ASEAN Secretariat by August 2019. In preparation, the ILS and ILAB will conduct joint desk research and initial staff work for the data required for the monitoring and evaluation starting May 2019 to June 2019 involving heads of various bureaus and offices of the DOLE.

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