The Department of Social Welfare and Development, in preparation for the 2019 Household Assessment of the Listahanan targeting system, conducted last July 29 to August 2, 2019 the Training of Trainers for Field Office staff in Clark, Pampanga.

Participants from the different Field Offices attended a five-day training to hone the skills of the staff and equip them with knowledge and skills necessary for them to transfer these to the field staff who will be hired for the household assessments.

Listahanan is a DSWD-managed data management system that aims to identify who and where the poor are through a conduct of house to house assessment. The end product of the system is a masterlist of the poor which is being advocated by the Department to be the basis for identifying beneficiaries of any program for the poor.

During the training, specific details on the conduct of the household assessment were discussed including the utilization of the tool –the household assessment form, and the process of encoding and validation of the results.

After the training of trainers, each Field Office is expected to conduct similar training for all the hired field staff- enumerators, area supervisors and area coordinators. The 3rd round of Household assessment is expected to begin in September 2019.