Externally-Funded Research

The IPC conducts research on critical development concerns, responding to the knowledge and field-level needs of various development actors such as national government agencies, local government units, nongovernment organizations, and international agencies. Since 1960, the IPC has conducted over three hundred contracted studies on a variety of research topics on Philippine cultures and societies, disadvantaged groups in the country, and other development concerns. Some topics of past and current externally-funded IPC research projects include: agriculture, agrarian reform and rural development, irrigation, forest management, watershed management, fisheries management, family planning, urban poverty and urban informal settlements, slum upgrading and low-cost social housing, community health, cultural heritage, indigenous peoples and Bangsamoro people, women and gender, and children and youth, among others. The IPC has also been at the forefront of pioneering and developing research methodologies such as survey research, process documentation research, child-friendly research, feminist research, qualitative life story interviewing, participatory poverty assessments which foreground the "voices of the poor," research with indigenous peoples, and electronic tablet-based data collection, among others.

Project No. Title of Project Project Director Funding Agency Year Completed
312 A Second Look at the Surveys of Habitat's Initiatives in the Philippines Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu, Leslie A. Lopez Habitat for Humanity 2012
311 Pre-Testing of Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling Cards Ma. Elizabeth J. Macapagal UNICEF 2012
310 Social Assessment on the Urban Renewal for a Community in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila Emma Porio, Maria Elissa Jayme-Lao The World Bank 2012
309 Where's the BYF in 4Ps? Making Communities Child Friendly through Social Protection Programmes Angela Desiree M. Aguirre UNICEF 2012
308 Participatory Research on Access to Basic Services and Vulnerability to Natural Disasters of Urban Poor Communities Lorraine S. Mangaser Foundation for the Development of Urban Poor 2011
307 Monitoring the Social Impact of Tropical Storm Ondoy and Typhoon Pepeng on Communities in Metro Manila and Northern Luzon Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu, Maria Elissa Jayme-Lao, Angela Desiree M. Aguirre The World Bank 2011
306 Field Research -- IFC's Poverty Studies Emma Porio, Maria Elissa Jayme-Lao The World Bank 2010
305 Baseline Study of the "Let's Talk" Communication for Development Program to Reduce Bullying and Peer Violence in Secondary Schools Ma. Elizabeth J. Macapagal, Liane Peña Alampay UNICEF 2011
304 Assessing and Monitoring Child Friendly Cities and Communities: The Philippine Experience Angela Desiree M. Aguirre UNICEF 2010
303 Final Qualitative Study of KALAHI-CIDSS Agustin Martin Rodriguez The World Bank 2010
302 First Wave Qualitative Impact Evaluation of the Conditional Cash Transfer and Poverty Targeting in the Philippines Jon Michael Villaseñor, Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu The World Bank 2010
301 Social Dimensions of the Impact of Typhoon Ondoy on Urban Poor Communities in Metro Manila: A Quick Appraisal Angela Desiree M. Aguirre, Mary Racelis, Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu The World Bank 2009
300 Qualitative Monitoring of the Impact of the Global Crisis-- Philippines Agustin Martin Rodriguez The World Bank 2010
299 Doon Po Sa Amin . . . Creating an Avenue for Children’s Civic Engagement in the Philippines: Participatory Research, Action Planning and Project Implementation by Children and Youth Angela Desiree M. Aguirre, Mary Racelis, Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu UNICEF 2009
298 Understanding the Origins and Nature of Social Change Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu Office of the President, Ateneo de Manila University 2009
297 Preserving and Protecting Philippine Architectural Heritage Fernando N. Zialcita, Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu Society for the Preservation of Philippine Culture, Inc. 2011
296 Research Capability Building for the PHILSSA-World Bank/JSDF Project UPSURGE Cynthia C. Veneracion PHILSSA-World Bank/JSDF 2010
295 Development and Implementation of Community-Based Participatory Learning and Action Workshops on Avian Influenza Prevention Angela Desiree M. Aguirre UNICEF 2007
294 Abot-Kamay: Reaching the Unreached Through the Capacity Building for Local Communication Task Forces Angela Desiree M. Aguirre UNICEF 2006
293 Urban Upgrading and Institutional Capability Building Study Cynthia C. Veneracion Australian Research Council through the University of Queensland 2008
292 Establishment of a Community-Based Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and a Complementary Solid Waste Management (SWM) and Water Pollution Monitoring (PC) Program in Barangay Catablan, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan Filomeno V. Aguilar, Jr., Ma. Dulce Gliceria A. Polistico Asian Institute of Technology 2006
291 The Philippines Essential Medicines Price Survey Dennis B. Batangan Health Action International 2005
290 Advocacy for Safe and Affordable Medicines Dennis B. Batangan Oxfam Great Britain 2005
289 Policy Study on the Context of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Outbreak in the Philippines Dennis B. Batangan European Community through the Network in Emergency Medicine Southeast Asian Network 2005
288 Case Documentation of Gender Integration in Co-op Services Jeanne Frances I. Illo SEDCOP, NATTCO 2004

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