Undersecretary Alicia R. Bala (Photo above: center) with the delegates from the Mongolian Government led by Mr. Shar Otgonkhundaga (left), Director of Information, Monitoring and Evaluation Department. According to Mr. Otgonkhundaga, with this activity, they were able to learn the key points in the implementation of the targeting system. These, he said, are vital in their preparation for the establishment of the targeting system in Mongolia come July 2012.

Delegates from the Mongolian government visited the Philippines, once again, to further study the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Targeting System. The study visit focused on the operations and information technology aspects of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR).

The group visited Barangay San Ramon, Florida Blanca, Pampanga where they observed the actual conduct of NHTS-PR validation activity. They also took time to visit the DSWD Field Office III where they observed the encoding process. (NHTS-PR SMS, February 3, 2012)