Follow-up Survey for Improving the Chances of Success of Poor Households through Better Beneficiary Sorting and Employment Facilitation in the Philippines
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is engaged in an impact evaluation of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). PIDS tapped PSRTI to conduct a follow-up survey that will be conducted on a sample of treated and control households to collect household data which will be used for estimating the impact of Seed Capital Fund (SCF). This survey is in line with the objective of measuring the impact of the SCF on the welfare of Pantawid households who received SCF assistance in 2018. The survey operation covering around 3,300 households across five regions namely, National Capital Region, Region IV-B, Region VI, Region X, and Region XII, is currently being conducted and is expected to finish by May 2020. These households were divided into two types: control households and treated households. The questionnaires constructed by PIDS to be used in the survey are the Household Questionnaire which collects data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the household and its members, the SLP Participant Questionnaire which is administered only to treated households and contains questions about the SLP-financed business, Seed Capital Fund and savings, status of the SLP Association and the member’s role in the SLP Association, the Group Business Questionnaire, administered only to treated households where the SLP participant set up a group-managed business project, and the Municipal Profile Questionnaire which collects data on the socio-economic characteristics of the municipality. The data to be collected and processed by PSRTI will be analyzed by PIDS through propensity score matching approach.