2 universities in Bicol to receive DSWD funding for research

Bicol University and Catanduanes State University were among the eight universities across the country which have been approved by the DSWD for their research.

This is after a call for proposals to public and private state colleges, universities last May 2016 funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) was issued by the DSWD.

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)


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