Monitoring high value government projects has been a challenge. A big chunk of our national budget is appropriated yearly to infrastructure projects such as construction of roads, bridges, school buildings and health facilities. Having said that, it is essential to ensure that allotted budget for these agencies are implemented and felt by the Filipino people.
In March 2018, the Department of Budget and Management in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology launched Project D.I.M.E (Digital Imaging for Monitoring and Evaluation). It uses existing technologies such as satellites, drones and geotagging in monitoring the status, program and activities of big ticket government projects. Overseeing in far-flung areas wherein physical inspection would prove difficult is especially dependent on these technologies to ensure the government and the people’s money is well spent.