Vienna, Virginia, USA, 17 August 2018 – Synergy has successfully delivered the 2-week capability building activities of the Social Protection Management Information System (SPMIS) designed for the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) Program in Philippines. Two batches of trainings with total of 140 participants were conducted for the staff of the Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development in Manila and in the field office of Cagayan de Oro.
The training sought to guide the Ministry of Welfare employees in managing the system. Synergy’s Project Manager Diana Gurzadyan conducted in-depth trainings on various aspects of the anticipated system, including beneficiary registration and tracking, eligibility scoring, reporting, and general system administration. The system is planned to be launched before the end of 2018.
Synergy was awarded the project for the development of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) Program through a UNICEF competitive international bidding in January 2018. It is a sub-component of the bigger Conditional Cash Transfer Program (Pantawid Pamilyang Philipino Program). The MCCT covers families who do not qualify with Pantawid or other Programs due to the fact they do not meet the minimum requirements – (1) homeless street families (2) Indigenous People in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (IPs in GIDA) and (3) families needing special protection (FNSP).