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Investing in Philippines human capital PDF Print E-mail
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Written by repost from tempo.com.ph   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 16:28

 

The government is set to expand its core social development strategy, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the Aquino Administration’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, by including in its coverage children aged 14-18 years of its 3.9 million family-beneficiaries to help them finish high school. About 2.2 million children are expected to benefit from the age expansion.

The 4Ps currently covers eight million children aged 0-14, including 6.3 million children in elementary and pre-school levels, and 1.7 million in high school. With the age expansion starting in school year 2014-2015, each child aged 14-18 would get an additional P500. This would help ensure an increase in high school graduation rate. The 4Ps gets a P62.6-billion budget in 2014 to fund the 4Ps expansion among high school students. The expanded CCT program is government’s strategic investment in the country’s human capital.

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CCT program still a work in progress PDF Print E-mail
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Written by by Jaime R. Pilapil, Manilatimes.net   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY: The government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program is still a work in progress and its implementor, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, does not pretend to claim that it is being smoothly implemented.

Overall, however, the program is seen as a success since the poorest of the poor are saved from hunger while their children receive health care and go to elementary and secondary schools.
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Philippines: cash transfers succeeding where other programmes have failed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by reposted from theguardian.com Article by: Jane Parry   
Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:25

As a result of conditional cash transfers school enrollment is up and stunting in recipient communities is down. But doubts remain: is this the best route to development?

Despite its long experience in implementing different types of programmes to combat poverty, the Philippines is finding it to be a persistent scourge, with an estimated 28% of its population living in poverty in 2012. In recent years though, ineffective programmes have given way to a large-scale conditional cash transfer scheme that is proving to be modestly successful where other programmes have failed.

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The Philippine’s Department of Social Welfare and Development wins My World Outreach Award for Asia-Pacific and Oceania PDF Print E-mail
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Written by reposted from mbcom.ph   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:11

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently won the MY World Outreach Award for Asia-Pacific and Oceania in recognition of its outstanding efforts in the promotion of MY World by letting the voices of the poorest of the poor conditional cash transfer beneficiaries be heard. The Award was given during the MY World Partner Recognition Awards Ceremony held in New York, United States of America, organized by the United Nations (UN) Millennium Campaign, UN Foundation, UN Volunteers Programme, and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The event was attended by the representatives of UN Member States present at the UN General Assembly, members of the press and media, civil society representatives, and representatives of the corporate sector.

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Pantawid program working well? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by repost from rappler article by karen liao   
Monday, 21 October 2013 12:05

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) “continues to be working well” in improving the lives of millions of Filipinos through conditional cash grants, an international expert on social protection said in early October.

 

AusAID consultant Dr Tarcisio Castañeda recently visited the country to review 4Ps, the conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

 

Castañeda described 4Ps as “remarkable,” given that it is a young program that has already seen an increase in its budget and in the number of beneficiaries.

 

“At this moment, the Philippines’ program has advanced so much that it could provide some lessons from some countries,” he said. The primary design of 4Ps initially focused on education and health, but now includes services such as feeding and livelihood programs, scholarships and skills training.

 

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