Posted on: 24 April 2019
Dr Josefina N. Natividad
Dr. Josefina N. Natividad has recently published an article on the Philippine government’s Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT)-in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) program in the December 2018 issue of Policy in Focus.
Book cover of Policy in Focus, Vol. 15(3)
The article draws from the results of the 2016 MCCT-in GIDA assessment, a collaborative undertaking of the UP Population Institute and the Department of Social Welfare & Development with funding from the UN Children’s Fund and the Australian government. Over-all, a total of 27 IP groups living in 30 geographically isolated and disadvantaged barangays were visited for focus group discussions and key informant interviews. In addition a census of education and health facilities providing the services needed to comply with the grant conditionalities in the 30 barangays was conducted. The study areas were also mapped to show the location of schools and health facilities relative to the where most of the population reside.
Dr. Natividad’s full article can be accessed online using this link https://ipcig.org/pub/eng/PIF43_Social_protection_meeting_children_s_rights_and_needs.pdf
Policy in Focus is a regular publication of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, a Brasilia-based think-tank supported by the Brazilian government and the UN Development Programme.