This paper discusses the statistics, determinants and responses to poverty – especially chronic poverty – in the Philippines. The diverse issues covered include economic conditions (periodic recessions) and the need for a national development strategy, income and asset distribution, weaknesses in the government’s anti-poverty programs as well as social and subsidy programs, the lack of a cohesive social contract conducive to poverty eradication, and social conflicts and war in some regions with extreme chronic poverty.
CPRC Working Paper No. 138, Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK, ISBN: 978-1-906433-39-0, 87 pp.
Evaluating (chronic) poverty reduction strategies in the Philippines. CPRC Working Paper No. 138.