The Policy Development and Planning Bureau (PDPB) of the DSWD Central Office received a total of 26 shortlisted proposals from 11 Field Offices, eight proposals of which have been approved for funding.
The Bicol University will receive an amount of Php 219,000 on the proposed research entitled “Sustainability of the Expanded Grants-in-aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGPPA)”.
Meantime, Catanduanes State University will study the "Prevailing Perceptions of LGU’s on the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program: The Catanduanes experience" with a working budget of Php 260,000.
The results of the studies will be presented during the National Research Conference which will be held on November 14-18, 2016.
The DSWD is a recipient of the technical assistance from DFAT of which part of the grant amounting Php 4.5 million will be allocated to support the conduct of mini-studies and follow through Pantawid which aimed at enhancing local CCT program implementation and helping to build the resilience of Pantawid Pamilya households to poverty and shocks. (by Connie Barrameda)