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
086 Study of Land Reform and Agricultural Development in Nueva Ecjia Romana P. de los Reyes, Virginia Miralao, Normando de Leon, Mahar Mangahas USAID 1974
085 Dumaguete City Survey of Urban Priorities Perla Q. Makil The Asia Foundation 1972
084 Grassroots Politics Study Sylvia Guerrero Institute of Social Order 1971
083 Study of Traditional Fine and Applied Arts of the Philippines Julian Dacanay, Jr. UNESCO 1971
082 IPC/DSW Family Planning Baseline Survey Virginia Miralao USAID 1972
081 Some Methodological Problems Relating to the Study of Fertility Change in Panay Leslie Towndrow Australian National University 1971
080-II Metro Manila Urban Affairs Study, Phase II: Study of Three-Low Income Areas Sylvia Guerrero, Elsa Jurado First National City Bank, Manila 1972
080-I Metro Manila Urban Affairs Study, Phase I Jose Abueva, Carmen Sibayan First National City Bank, Manila 1971
079 The Vitas Community Study Mary R. Hollnsteiner, Erlinda N. Salcedo DSWD 1971
078 Evalution of Communication Activities in Support of a Family Planning Program Aurora Silayan-Go, Gabriel Alvarez USAID 1971
077 Socioeconomic Survey of Rice Farming in Nueva Ecija Romana P. de los Reyes, Normando de Leon The Ford Foundation 1971
076 Evaluation of the Home Aide Service Program of the BFW, DSW Susan Bennett Department of Social Welfare 1971
075 Three-City Household Survey for the Bureau of Traning, DSW Perla Q. Makil, Meliton Juanico 1971
074 Survey of Social Science Textbook Needs in Philippine High Schools and Colleges Perla Q. Makil, Frank Lynch, SJ Jesuit Educational Association 1970
073 Baseline Study of the Target Population for Communication Activities in Support of a Family-Planning Program Perla Q. Makil AID 1970
072 Study of “Relevance” among Ateneo de Manila College Seniors Frank Lynch, S.J. 1970
071 Preparation of Special Report on National Problems for Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus Frank Lynch, S.J. Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus 1972
070 Construction of Two Questionnaires for the Phillippine Province of the Society of Jesus Frank Lynch, SJ Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus 1970
069 Construction of an Index of Family Income for GMA Families Earning P6,000 or More per Year Marcelo Orense, Susan Bennett 1970
068 Inventory of National Problems as seen by Ateneo de Manila College Students and Faculty Perla Q. Makil 1970
067 Processing of Data derived by the Verbal Interaction Coding System (VICS) about Ateneo de Manila High School Felix Unson, S.J. 1970
066 Design and Testing of an Evaluation Process for the Home Aide Service of the Bureau of Family Welfare, Department of Social Welfare Frank Lynch, S.J., Wilfredo Arce Department of Social Welfare 1970
065 Socioeconomic Survey of High School and College Students in Selected Institutions Frank Lynch, S.J., Horacio Borromeo Ateneo de Manila University 1969
064 Roles of the Younger Generation of Scientists in Modernization and Development Florence E. McCarthy NSDB, Phil 1970
063 Survey of Attitudes toward Morality of Scientists in Modernization and Development Perla Q. Makil Moral Education Foundation, Inc. 1970

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