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The Poverty Fight: Have We Made an Impact?


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  • Reyes, Celia M.
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    The paper examines the performance of the Philippines with respect to the fight against poverty. It reviews the trends in poverty using the various human development indicators. It also examines the changes in the policy environment over the last 25 years. It identifies issues relating to programs, institutional arrangements and poverty measurement.

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    Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2002-20.

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    Length: 74
    Date of creation: 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2002-20

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    Keywords: social safety net programs; poverty; chronic poverty; transient poverty; poverty reduction programs; decomposition; targeting schemes; community-based monitoring system; minimum basic needs; human development index (HDI);


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    1. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C., 1996. "Structural Adjustment and Poverty Alleviation in the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 1996-04, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    2. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. & Sanchez-Robielos, Maria Teresa, 1996. "Micro Interventions for Poverty Alleviation: The Philippine Case," Discussion Papers DP 1996-13, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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    Cited by:
    1. Manlagnit, Ma. Chelo V., 2004. "Extent of Asset Accumulation of the Households," Discussion Papers DP 2004-04, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    2. Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr., 2005. "Poverty, Fertility Preferences and Family Planning Practice in the Philippines," Development Economics Working Papers 22668, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    3. Jose Ramon Albert & Wilma Molano, 2009. "Estimation of the Food Poverty Line," Development Economics Working Papers 22948, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    4. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C., 2002. "Population and Poverty: A Review of the Links, Evidence and Implications for the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2002-21, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    5. Jose Ramon G. Albert & Andre Philippe Ramos, 2010. "Trends in Household Vulnerability," Development Economics Working Papers 22805, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    6. Manlagnit, Ma. Chelo V., 2004. "The Role of other Economically Active Household Members in Poverty Alleviation," Discussion Papers DP 2004-03, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    7. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C., 2002. "Education, Labor Market, and Development: A Review of the Trends and Issues in the Philippines for the Past 25 Years," Discussion Papers DP 2002-19, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    8. Albert, Jose Ramon G. & Ramos, Andre Philippe, 2010. "Trends in Household Vulnerability," Discussion Papers DP 2010-01, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.


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