Philippines : Poverty Assessment, Volume 2. Methodology | Land Portal

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August 2013
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oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/15445
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This report is intended as an input into
the Philippine Government's poverty eradication
strategy. The report aims to update our understanding of the
nature of poverty and the recent progress in poverty
reduction in the Philippines. It examines the extent to
which growth in the nineties has translated into poverty
reduction and analyzes how well publicly-provided social
services reach the poor and whether redistributive policies
attain their objectives. The report also focuses on the
social impact of the recent financial/El Nino crises and
explores policies to reduce vulnerability in the
Philippines. The report comprises two volumes. The main
volume starts with a summary of the profile of the poor and
trends in poverty. It then proposes a framework for
attacking poverty built on three pillars: 1) promoting
opportunity for poor people through generating broad-based
growth and building up the assets of the poor; 2) enhancing
security of poor people through reducing vulnerability and
helping the poor manage risks; and 3) facilitating
empowerment of poor people to ensure accountable
institutions. Finally, the main report examines the
information base for pro-poor policies and offers
suggestions for future work. The second volume provides the
detailed analytical basis for many of the findings presented
in the main report.

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