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RPS 2015-03Assessment of the DSWD SEA-K Strategy
Ballesteros, Marife M., Orbeta, Aniceto C., Llanto, Gilberto M., Rosellon, Maureen Ane D., Magtibay, Jasmine E., Bolanos, Larraine Z., Salazar, Christine Ruth P.

This study assesses the effectiveness of the strategy and the complementary interventions of the Sustainable Livelihood Program's Self-Employment Assistance Kaunlaran (SLP SEA-K). The SLP SEA-K uses a microcredit strategy to provide credit access to the poor, improve the ability of the group to borrow, and enable it to engage in income-generating activities. Microcredit services are generally believed to have a positive socioeconomic impact; however, the success of projects may depend largely on the management of the program. The authors found out that the government lacks the capacity to handle microcredit programs. Additionally, they see the one-size-fits-all strategy of the program as a problem because of the diverse range of beneficiary profiles.

keywords:Philippines, DSWD, SEA-K, microcredit, livelihood
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RPS 2015-03Assessment of the DSWD SEA-K Strategy
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RPS 2013-02The ASEAN Economic Community and the Philippines: Implementation, Outcomes, Impacts, and Ways Forward
RPS 2013-01An Assessment of TESDA Scholarship Programs
RPS 2011-01Rice that Filipinos Grow and Eat
RPS 2010-01Reforming Social Protection Policy: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond
RPS 2008-03Rice in the Filipino Diet and Culture
RPS 2008-02Rice Production Practices
RPS 2008-01Rice and Philippine Politics
RPS 2007-04Competition Policy and Regulation in Ports and Shipping
RPS 2007-03FDI Investment Incentive System and FDI Inflows: the Philippine Experience
RPS 2007-02An Initial Verdict on Our Fight Against Poverty
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RPS 2006-03The Philippine Hybrid Rice Program: A Case for Redesign and Scaling Down
RPS 2006-02Innovations in Microfinance in Southeast Asia
RPS 2006-01Rural Finance and Microfinance Development in Transition Countries in Southeast and East Asia
RPS 2005-01Experience of Crisis-Hit Asian Countries: Do Asset Management Companies Increase Moral Hazard?
RPS 2003-04The Philippine Innovation System: Structure and Characteristics
RPS 2003-03College Fee Structure and Philippine Inflation
RPS 2003-02Philippine Domestic Shipping Transport Industry: State of Competition and Market Structure
RPS 2003-01Exchange Rate Policy in Philippine Development
RPS 2002-09Benefits (and Losses) from Rent Control in the Philippines: An Empirical Study of Metro Manila
RPS 2002-06Governance in Southeast Asia: Issues and Options
RPS 2002-05The Philippine Payment System: Efficiency and Implications for the Conduct of Monetary Policy
RPS 2002-04Technological Innovations in Japan and S and T Experiences in the Philippines: Drawing Policy Lessons for the Philippines
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RPS 2002-02Mercury Pollution Due to Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Philippines: An Economic Analysis
RPS 2002-01The Dynamics of Housing Demand in the Philippines: Income and Lifecycle Effects
RPS 2001-02A Review of the Components of the Medium-Term National Action Agenda for Productivity (MNAAP) 2000-2004
RPS 2001-01An Inquiry into the Competitiveness of Emerging Philippine Cities
RPS 1998-02Philippine Households' Response to Price and Income Changes
RPS 1998-01Credit Unions as Channels of Micro-Credit Lines: The Philippine Case
RPS 1994-11Trade Policy Reforms in the 1990s: Effects of EO 470 and the Import Liberalization Program
RPS 1994-10Foreign Direct Investment in the Philippines: A Reassessment
RPS 1994-09Meat and Dairy Processing Industry: Impact of Trade Policy Reforms on Performance, Competitiveness and Structure
RPS 1994-08A Review of the Remaining Import Restrictions
RPS 1994-07Shipbuilding/Repair and Boatbuilding Industry
RPS 1994-06Textile and Garment Industries
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RPS 1994-04Agricultural Machinery Industry
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RPS 1994-01 Packaging Industry: Impact of Trade Policy Reforms on Performance, Competitiveness and Structure
		
		
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