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Municipal Mechanism: The Municipal Implementing Unit

It is suggested that each municipality establishes a Municipal Implementing Unit (MIU) to be chaired by the Municipal Mayor and co-chaired by the district supervisor or principal of the biggest school.

The suggested MIU composition is similar to that of the PIU, with representatives from the same sectors as the LCC, RLCC, and the PIU, as follows: education, information, planning, municipal government/ legislative body and non-government sector.

It is also suggested that a Technical Working Group (TWG) be established, with members chosen from the organic personnel of the municipal government. The TWG may include the municipal planning and development officer; municipal social welfare officer; and training specialist/public employment service officer.

Again, a secretariat is recommended to be created to take charge of program support work.

However, if a similar mechanism already exists in the Municipality, it is suggested that this be used and its functions be expanded to include literacy concerns.

Functions of the MIU
  • Research, plan, manage implementation, monitor, evaluate, advocacy and social mobilization, and resource generation and institutionalization of municipality-initiated programs and projects.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to barangays that seek assistance on planning and implementation of programs and projects at the barangay level, specifically: on research and development, project identification, proposal preparation management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, advocacy and social mobilization, networking, and resource generation;
  • Review and assess progress of programs and projects being implemented on a municipality-wide level as well as barangay-based programs and projects;
  • Generate and make synthesis of feedback, insights, and lessons learned from municipality-based programs and projects, for transmittal to PIU, RLCC, and LCC as input to national, regional, and provincial policy directions and strategy formulation;
  • Manage funds of municipality-wide projects;
  • Generate resources, funds, and facilities  for municipal programs and projects;
  • Plan and conduct appropriate advocacy, social mobilization, networking, and linkaging to ensure awareness, acceptance, and support by various public offices and targets of the programs and projects;
  • Develop a municipal database on literacy and continuing education.
Suggested specific activities
  • In consultation with the Sangguniang Bayan, issuance of an executive order for the creation of the MIU, identifying key actors and defining their duties and functions;
  • Formulation of policies responsive to literacy and continuing education development;

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