In line with the thrust to make project monitoring more effective by directly involving the grassroots, the CCAGG has over the years been transferring its technology to the communities in Abra and partners in Northern Luzon. Realizing the need to capacitate the grassroots and non-technical professional partners, the CCAGG crafted a laymanized monitoring manual.
The manual covers roads and bridges, flood control, irrigation system, domestic water supply and building construction. It highlights common defects and erroneous practices with appropriate corrective measures at the various stage of construction of these facilities. It presents the technical terms on Philippine standard specifications on Infrastructure projects with simple illustrations and images. This is aimed at making the grassroots better appreciate monitoring work enabling them to assess infrastructure project outputs. The manual hopes to equip its partners the confidence to monitor projects with tangible outputs based on standards and not just on plain opinion.
The manual was prepared by the CCAGG with funding support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Its publication was through the assistance of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) under the Ateneo School of Government, a unit of the Ateneo de Manila University and with support from the World Bank.