Key Features

Key Features
  • CBMS is an organized manner of data collection, processing, validation and use of data for various development concerns.

It entails the use of structured instruments and training modules to collect individual, household, and community level data. Data can be processed using freewares designed to automatically generate key local level statistics and information presented in tables and digitized maps. CBMS findings are presented at each geopolitical level to validate and discuss the results, prioritize needs and identify proposed solutions for policy action and implementation of appropriate programs and interventions.

  • CBMS is LGU-based while promoting community participation.

The system is designed to be implemented and maintained at the local level particularly driven by local government units while ensuring the proactive role and participation of key stakeholders from the different sectors of the community in carrying out the CBMS process. CBMS is locally owned by the communities, with local governments taking the lead in data collection and processing

  • It taps existing LGU personnel and community volunteers as monitors.

To make the system more cost effective and efficient, the CBMS implementation requires involvement of key personnel particularly from the LGU led by the provincial/municipal/city planning offices in collaboration with other concerned local government departments, barangay development councils, and, to the extent possible, even community-based organizations and volunteers

  • It generates a core set of indicators that capture the multidimensional aspects of poverty.

An individual or household can be categorized as income poor, job poor, education poor, housing poor, tenure poor, water poor, sanitation poor, health poor, nutrition poor, food poor, and/or security poor. (Read more)

  • It uses freeware customized for CBMS data collection, processing, and poverty mapping.

CBMS SCAN and CBMS Portal (Data Collection), CBMS StatSimPro (Data Processing), and QGIS (Poverty Mapping) are provided for free to LGU partners implementing CBMS.

  • It establishes data banks at each geopolitical level.

CBMS is designed so that local government units can utilize their data at the provincial/city/municipal/barangay level.