Philippines' Anti-Poverty Program Through Peoples' Participation

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PHILIPPINES ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM
THROUGH PARTICIPATORY PLANNING

Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School
University of St. La Salle
Bacolod City

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements In:
Rural Development Management
Professor: Dr. Enrique Paderes, PhD.

Greg C. Villanueva
2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page No.
Title Page ……………………………………………………………………....
Table of Contents……………………………………………………………… 1
List of Figures………………………………………………………………… 2
PART I A. BACKGROUND OF THE PHILIPPINES’ PREVIOUS AND CURRENT PHILIPPINE ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS……. 3 B. ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT PHILIPPINES ANTI- POVERTY PROGRAM……….………………………………….. 12 C.
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Slow economic growth combined with a still high population growth has kept the Philippines’ per capita income lagging behind those of its regional neighbors. The urgency to recover lost ground is, therefore, clear. Although the economy has improved, the growth forecast for the immediate future is less reassuring. The challenge is how to stay on course and sustain the momentum in the face of what appears to be a prolonged slowdown in the world economy and the precarious state of public finances. To meet this challenge, the Philippine Government has formulated a macroeconomic program for stability and growth with equity. At the core of this program is a poverty reduction agenda anchored on redistributing economic opportunities, protecting the vulnerable, and enhancing the capabilities of the poor to participate in decision-making. The nature, composition and causes of poverty in the Philippines as well as the responses required to eliminate poverty have been discussed amongst representatives of Government, civil society, the private sector, and the international donor community at several forums. The most important among these forums are the five island-wide multi-sectoral consultation workshops to discuss the draft NAAA in 2000, the Employment Summit in Manila in March 2001, and the various consultative meetings and workshops for the
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