TU Dortmund Students Tie Up With CDIA For Study Project On M&E Toolkit For Naga City

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Fifteen students of International Planning Studies from the Technical University (TU Dortmund), led by their Program Coordinator Dr. Eva Dick, are working with CDIA for a Study Project on a complementary Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit to assess whether the implemented infrastructure CDIA-projects in Naga City achieved their impact targets related to the environment, poverty reduction, climate change, and good governance.

This toolkit will also allow CDIA to follow-up on PFS recommendations, project risks, and safeguards. The students’ main interviews and research will be implemented in Naga City, before sharing the results with CDIA during their final presentation.

The 2-semester Study Project started in October and comprises a field excursion of 3 weeks to the Philippines. After the briefing and workshop at CDIA, the students visited Valenzuela City and several institutes in Manila like the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and UP PLANADES, a non-stock, non-profit foundation engaged in research, consultancy and extension services, academic development and training in environmental, urban and regional planning and related disciplines.

The envisaged criteria and indicators can assist CDIA in developing a standardized tool to be applied to other cities to measure the contribution of CDIA’s city intervention to development goals after 1-2 years of infrastructure operation.

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