126 ARBOs undergo maturity assessment in Surigao Norte, Dinagat Islands

piaSURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Dec. 11 (PIA) - A total of 126 agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in both the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands recently underwent an Information Technology-enabled Maturity Assessment (ITeMA) conducted by the provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN).

The ARBOs were assessed under six major indicators, namely: 1) organizational management, 2) resource management, 3) social enterprise operations, 4) financial performance, 5) alliance building and sustainability, and 6) environmental and social responsibility.

Four ITeMA Provincial Lead Enumerators of DAR-SDN were trained and tasked to spearhead the said assessment to the DAR-assisted ARBOs of which 67 were from the province of Surigao del Norte and 59 from the province of Dinagat Islands.

The ITeMA for ARBOs seeks to come up with comprehensive and realistic results of assessing the levels of maturity of the DAR-assisted ARBOs, to bring to fore the development gaps or the interventions yet to be provided, and to create a database of DAR-assisted ARBOs from which updated and comprehensive ARBO profiles can be readily generated.

ITeMA is an enhancement of the Organizational Maturity Assessment portion of the Agrarian Reform Community Level of Development Assessment of which one of the key features is the utilization of smartphones with installed data entry applications that would facilitate the conduct of data gathering and verification of data gathered, and pinpoint the location where the data gathering was actually conducted. (SDR/Daryll M. Tumbaga, DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2731449795998/126-arbos-undergo-maturity-assessment-in-surigao-norte-dinagat-islands