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A documentation of the annual Poverty Indicators Survey
C. Ericta; J. Luis / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
In years when the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) is not conducted and when funds are available, the National Statistics Office administers the Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS). The APIS has been conducted in the ye...
Social insurance in the Philippines: responding to the global financial crisis and beyond
R.G. Manasan / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
This paper aims to review and assess protection afforded by the Social Security System and the Government Service Insurance System, two out of the three agencies tasked with administering social insurance in the country. Like social s...
The impact of the global financial crisis on rural and microfinance in Asia
G.M. Llanto; A.R. Badiola / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
Using data from a quick survey of various rural (RFIs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) in East Asia, the paper tries to find out how those institutions and their clientele have been affected by the global financial crisis, how th...
Motives and giving norms behind remittances: the case of Filipino overseas workers and their recipient households
M.M. Alba; J.S.C. Sugui / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2009
Literature has focused on motives to explain remittance behaviour. But as nonanonymous transfers, remittances are apt to be influenced by giving norms as well. In this paper, the authors formulate an empirical specification that takes...
Trends in household Vulnerability
J.R.G. Albert; A.P. Ramos / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
Increasingly, development policy has taken a social reform focus. Public policies and government programs articulated in the Medium Term Philippine Development Plans reflect the thrust toward sustainable development. However, since al...
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Are we winning the fight against poverty? An assessment of the poverty situation in the Philippines
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
In 2006, poverty incidence in the Philippines went up by 3 percentage points from 2003, marking a reversal against the downward trend in previous poverty estimates. This upward trend went against expectations after the Philippine econ...
Chronic and transient poverty (PIDS)
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
The Philippines has been posting progress in terms of poverty reduction since the early 1990s. However, reversal in the trend was observed in 2006. Further worsening of the poverty situation is expected given the various economic and ...
Linking poverty and the environment: evidence from slums in Philippine cities
M.M. Ballesteros / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2010
The Philippines is among the countries in Asia with large number of urban slum dwellers.  This paper examines the linkages of poverty and environment at the household level in Philippine slums. Rapid urbanization and the i...
Social protection in the Philippines: current state and challenges
A.C. Orbeta, Jr. / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2011
The global financial crisis highlighted the many challenges that social protection systems in different countries face. These challenges are often not  new, but in fact have long been recognized yet were largely ignored, leading ...
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Dynamics of poverty in the Philippines: distinguishing the chronic from the transient Poor
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2011
Poverty incidence among population rose from 24.9 percent in 2003 to 26.4 percent in 2006 and then inched up further to 26.5 percent in 2009. Although this aggregate poverty rate shows only a few percentage points change from 2003 to ...
Investing in local roads for economic growth
G.M. Llanto / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2012
Local road investments work for growth and poverty reduction in local areas. The paper highlights the importance of investing in local roads and directs attention to the critical role of local government units (LGUs) in improving the ...
Philippine productivity dynamics in the last five decades and determinants of total factor productivity
G.M. Llanto / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2012
Various studies showed that total factor productivity (TFP) has not been a source of growth in the Philippines. It seems that factor accumulation, which is not a sustainable source of growth, has underpinned Philippine economic growth...
Why slum poverty matters
M.M. Ballesteros / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2011
Notwithstanding the fact that poverty incidence among the Philippine urban population is low at 19 percent vis-à-vis the national average of 32 percent and rural poverty incidence of over 50 percent, urban inequality, however, ...
Water financing programs in the Philippines: are we making progress?
G.M. Llanto / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2013
There is a low level of investments in water supply and sanitation, which as noted in the 2011-2016 Philippine Development Plan (PDP), has hindered the full achievement of the MDG target for this sector. The paper argues the ca...
Agriculture, rural employment, and inclusive growth
R.M. Briones / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2013
At the top of the agenda of the Philippine Development Plan is inclusive growth, meaning growth that is rapid, sustained, and wide enough to matter to a broad spectrum of the population. This paper argues that the development o...
After five years of Pantawid, what next?
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2013
When the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program was designed the government publicly promised to limit to five years the giving of the education and health grants. This five year limit is almost over for the first set of beneficiaries by 2...
Feasibility of mortgage-backed securitization for the underserved housing market in the Philippines
M.M. Ballesteros; D. Dulay / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2013
This paper draws lessons from international practices to determine the feasibility of developing mortgage-backed securitization (MBS) to expand housing finance to the underserved market in the country. Despite the risks of securitizat...
Energy market integration and energy poverty in ASEAN
A.M. Navarro; M.T. Sambodo; J.L. Todoc / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2013
Based on available statistics, between 127 and 130 million people in South-East Asia lack access to electricity. At least 228 million still rely on traditional biomass for cooking and lack access to clean and modern cooking facilities...
Growth and redistribution: Is there 'Trickle Down' Effect in the Philippines?
D.K.C. Parel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2014
There is a general belief that economic growth is linked to poverty reduction because growth offers economic opportunities to the poor to improve their lot. According to the trickle-down theory (Todaro, 1997), economic growth is favor...
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Comparative Study of European Aid for Poverty Reduction
Research project aiming to assess the contribution of (and coordination between) ten EU Member States and the European Commission in aid programmes directed at poverty reduction. WWW site has information on the programme and full text of (some) of its publications.
Sustainable Banking with the Poor ,World Bank (SBP)
Project aiming to help improve the ability of donors, governments, and practitioners to build sustainable financial institutions that effectively reach the poor. The project website is no longer available although most of the project outputs can still be accessed from the Microfinance Gateway and elsewhere. Following the 'publisher' link below will now take you to the microfinance gateway...
Institute for Research on Poverty, USA (IRP)
Research centre at the University of Wisconsin-Madison focusing on the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the USA WWW site has information on programmes and links to other (mostly US related) sites.
Poverty Research Unit, Sussex (PRUS)
Multidisciplinary, cross-campus research centre based at the University of Sussex undertaking research on poverty and its reduction in both developing and industrialised countries. Publications include a quarterly printed newsletter (available on WWW site) and working paper series.
Poverty Lines, World Bank
Newsletter summarising World Bank research on poverty. Mostly summaries of work appearing as LSMS working papers (see separate entry). Available in print and on the World Bank WWW site.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
UN-HABITAT aims to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. It's website provides access to a host of information, from publications, country-level operational activities, programme details and campaigns.
Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP)
Multi-donor organisation, coordinated by the World Bank. Aims to address poverty through the support of micro-finance programmes. WWW site has information on the programme, full text of short-note series (Focus), occasional papers and newsletter.
Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)
CROP was established by the International Social Science Council in 1992. It is a world-wide network of researchers and experts on poverty. The aim of the Programme is to establish a common arena for interdisciplinary and comparative research on poverty in developed and developing countries. CROP organises regional workshops, symposia and international conferences, promotes joint research project...
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