Davao de Oro digitizes household profiling
DAVAO DE ORO, June 19 (PIA) – Seeing the potential of digitalization from its previous programs, the provincial government of Davao de Oro is now utilizing the use of digital media for the Household Profiling and Needs Assessment (HNPA).
Powered by Kobo-collect, enumerators are using the koolbox application to collect data from all the households in the province.
Among the data collected are the characteristics of the household and its housing, water and sanitation, sources of income, waste management, disaster risk reduction and management, and information and communication.
Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy emphasized that data collected will be the basis for the crafting of policies, plans, programs and projects of the province.
“Ang datos nga atong magenerate ani nga survey mao’y mahimo natong basis sa pagmugna’g mga programa, proyekto, ug plano para sa katawhan, lakip na ang mga gikinahanglang serbisyo,” Governoy Uy said. (Concrete, correct, and trusted data will be provided for the crafting of policies, plans, programs and projects especially to those who need it.)
The governor believes that ‘good data is everything,’ especially now in the period of pandemic.
“Usa sa atong mga narealize karong panahon sa COVID-19 mao ang importansya sa maayong datos (One of the things we realize in this time of COVID19 is the importance of data). What you cannot measure, you cannot manage.”
As of now, the survey team started the profiling in the municipality of Mawab.
Governor Uy also disclosed that eight kilos of rice is given to households, who are surveyed.
Previously, the provincial government transformed its services into digital format; like the Call DdDOC, an online and text medical consultation of the Davao de Oro Provincial Hospitals; Online Palengke, an online marketplace per municipality; and Online Bagsakan, a bulk marketplace for the province’s agri and marine products. (PIA11, Michael Uy)