BUTUAN CITY- More than 24-thousand households in Agusan del Norte is targeted for the re/assessment of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga through the National Household Targeting Section (NHTS) relative to the ongoing Listahanan Validation this year.
These households filed their official complaints and were collected by the Listahanan Area Supervisors during the allotted period for the receiving of grievances in their respective barangay halls. Some also filed their grievances through online by visiting https://listahanan.dswd.gov.ph/grievance/.
The subject for assessment/re-assessment are those approved grievances by the Barangay Verification Team (BVT) and Local Verification Committee (LVC) after thorough deliberation together with the Listahanan Area Supervisors. These includes grievances related to (a) a specific household not on the list of poor households, but wants to be included on the list (EX01), (b) a household in the initial list of poor households but is wrongly classified (INC01), and (c) a household in the initial list of poor has that has transferred residence (TR01) – this also includes those who were previously interviewed in the evacuation centers and temporary shelters but have moved to their permanent residences.
For those households who were not interviewed during the regular assessment and has requested for assessment, the Field Office be conducting a special assessment/interview this year. DSWD will be coordinating with the LGUs for the schedule.
For the assessment/re-assessment, assigned enumerators will visit the respondent’s house and conduct the interview following the health/safety protocols. But this doesn’t limit the enumerator to observe the indicators reflected in the Household Assessment Form (HAF). After which, the respondent will affix her/his signature on the form and the enumerator will post a blue sticker as proof of assessment.
On the other hand, Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur cluster were done receiving grievances from the community and are preparing for the re-assessment/assessment activities. Surigao del Norte and Province of Dinagat Islands on the other hand, will start receiving complaints based on the initial list of poor households posted at the barangay level.
The receiving of grievances and conduct of household assessment are part of the Validation Activities of Listahanan which aims to facilitate the identification of wrong entries in the household records and inclusion of households not assessed during the Data Collection Phase. This is a critical phase since this will ensure that the database for the 3rd round household assessment (final list of poor households) is accurate. ### Social Marketing Section