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Promoting Inclusive Growth through the 4Ps

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  • Tabuga, Aubrey D.
  • Mina, Christian D.
  • Reyes, Celia M.
  • Asis, Ronina D.

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The year 2013 marks the fifth year of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) implementation in the country since its inception in 2008. The first batch of beneficiaries will be graduating from the program in several months` time. Meanwhile, the government continues to expand the implementation devising along the way several variants that it deems necessary to address the many facets of poverty. The 4Ps is by far the largest poverty reduction and social development program the Philippine government has ever conceived. Approximately PHP 120 billion have already been allocated to the program up to 2013. The program`s dual objectives are social assistance and social development. It provides cash assistance to poor families to alleviate their immediate needs and aims to "break the intergenerational poverty cycle through investments in human capital." As program graduation nears, many questions arise of what to expect from this program. It is rather fitting at this point to draw together assessments that have been conducted so far and to look into some important issues in terms of design and implementation. The paper seeks to answer whether expanding the program would likely yield better results or not. It discusses the outstanding issues most especially those on the aspects that have a bearing on the program`s ability to facilitate inclusive growth.

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Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2013-09.

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Length: 42
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2013-09

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Keywords: poverty; education; Philippines; school attendance; conditional cash transfer (CCT) program; proxy means test; Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps); propensity score matching; social assistance;

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  1. Fernandez, Luisa & Olfindo, Rosechin, 2011. "Overview of the Philippines'Conditional Cash Transfer Program : the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya)," Social Protection Discussion Papers 62879, The World Bank.
  2. Chaudhury, Nazmul & Okamura, Yuko, 2012. "Conditional cash transfers and school enrollment : impact of the conditional cash transfer program in the Philippines," Social Protection Discussion Papers 71904, The World Bank.
  3. Fabio Veras Soares & Rafael Perez Ribas & Rafael Guerreiro Osório, 2007. "Evaluating the Impact of Brazil?s Bolsa Família: Cash Transfer Programmes in Comparative Perspective," Publications 1, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  4. Sergei Suarez Dillon Soares, 2012. "Bolsa Família, its Design, its Impacts and Possibilities for the Future," Working Papers 89, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  5. Maligalig, Dalisay S. & Albert, Jose Ramon G., 2008. "Measures for Assessing Basic Education in the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2008-16, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  6. Fernandez, Luisa & Olfindo, Rosechin, 2011. "Overview of the Philippines'conditional cash transfer program : the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya)," Social Protection Discussion Papers 69422, The World Bank.
  7. Dalisay S. Maligalig & Jose Ramon G. Albert, 2008. "Measures for Assessing Basic Education in the Philippines," Development Economics Working Papers 22656, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  8. Tabuga, Aubrey D. & Mina, Christian D. & Reyes, Celia M. & Asis, Ronina D. & Datu, Maria Blesila G., 2011. "Dynamics of Poverty in the Philippines: Distinguishing the Chronic from the Transient Poor," Discussion Papers DP 2011-31, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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