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The Philippine Social Pension at Four Years: Insights and Recommendations

Year: 2016 | Published by: Coalition of Services of the Elderly

Author: C. Knox-Vydmanov, D. Horn, A. Sevilla

This study provides lessons in two areas key to assessing the progress of the Philippine social pension: (a) impact of the scheme, and (b) implementation. More specifically, the study seeks to explore the extent to which the PhP 500 benefit – recognized by many as particularly low – has an impact on recipients and their families in terms of implementation. The major focus is to evaluate the process of targeting and validation of indigent senior citizens.

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