CSO VALIDATION. Validation of 13 DSWD sustainable livelihood program associations by project development officers of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held recently in Barangay Salaysay, Marilog District, Davao City. Earlier, DSWD was mandated as the only government agency that will accredit CSOs to be eligible to receive public funds as implementing entities of government programs and projects (PAPS).

A Commission on Audit (COA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and DSWD joint resolution (Res. 2014-001) entitled “Guidelines for Accreditation of Civil Society Organizations as Implementing Entities of Government or Public Funds”, aims to ensure that government programs are properly and efficiently carried out in partnerships with legitimate CSOs and that funds are properly guarded against misuse. (DSWD)