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
265 Child Friendly Cities and Urban Poor Settlements: Views from the Community Mary Racelis, Angela Desiree M. Aguirre UNICEF New York/Manila 2002
264 Reforming Technical Cooperation Study Jeanne Frances I. Illo United Nations Development Programme, New York 2008
263 Bridging the Social Divide: Urban Poor Profiles in Metro Manila Mary Racelis, Marita Concepcion Castro Guevara The Ford Foundation 2002
262 Strengthening International Labor Standards in Selected Developing Member Countries (DMCs). Philippine Country Study - Gender Component of the ILO-ADB Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) Jeanne Frances I. Illo International Labor Organization 2002
261 Case Study on Adolescent Friendly Health Services Dennis B. Batangan World Health Organization 2001
260 Pro-Poor Economic Growth and Institutional Constraints on Poverty Reduction in Developing Member Countries Mary Racelis Asian Development Bank 2001
259 Cultural Factors in Philippine Scientific Practice: A Sociological and Anthropological Investigation of the Role of Culture for a Scientific Orientation in Philippine Society Raul Pertierra Toyota Foundation 2002
258 Institutional and Organizational Assessment of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Germelino M. Bautista Department of Agrarian Reform 2001
257 Sambayanihan: A Values-Approach to Counter Corruption Wilfredo F. Arce The Asia Foundation 2001
256 Urban Poverty from the Perspectives of the Urban Poor: A Three-Country Study Mary Racelis The World Bank 2000
255 Client Perspectives of Pro-Poor Services in Housing Mary Racelis The World Bank 2000
254 Capacity Building for Social and Environmental Assessments Evelyn J. Caballero, Germelino M. Bautista The World Bank 2001
253c Bahagian at Ugnayan sa Kalusugan (BUKAL) National Conference on Social Health Insurance (SHI) in the Philippines Dennis B. Batangan Philippine Health Insurance Corporation 2003
253b Developing Databases on Best practices in People-Managed Health Dennis B. Batangan Philippine Council for Health Research and Development 2002
253a A Virtual Conference on Safe and Affordable Drugs in the Philippines Dennis B. Batangan Oxfam Great Britain 2002
253 Building Partnerships in People-Centered Health Mary Racelis, Dennis B. Batangan The Rockefeller Foundation 2001
252 Gender Responsive Quality Reproductive Health Care Services in Selected Philippine NGOs Jeanne Frances I. Illo Ted Turner Foundation through the United Nations Population Fund 2000
251 Cost-Benefit Analysis of Metering Groundwater Use of Private Well Owners in Cagayan de Oro Germelino M. Bautista, Rosalina P. Tan Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia 2001
250 Assessment of Community-Based Natural Resources Management in the Philippine Forestry and Irrigation Sectors Salve B. Borlagdan The Ford Foundation 2002
249 Research on Child and Youth Participation in the Philippines Jeanne Frances I. Illo Children and Youth Foundation of the Philippines 2001
248 Rapid Appraisal of Target Client Environment in Antipolo Tito G. Valiente Friendly Care Foundation, Inc. 1999
247 Photo Visual Archives and Gallery: Pre-Feasibility Estimate Noelle Rodriguez South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development 1999
246 Documentation and Analysis of Policy and Legal Frameworks for the Economic Empowerment of Women in the Philippines Jeanne Frances I. Illo Technical Education and Skills Development Authority 1999
245 Strengthening Household-Based Farm Sytems Development Planning Through Business Planning and Net Worth Sylvia B. Engracia Japan International Cooperation Agency 1998
244 LGU Participation in CBFM: A Rapid Assessment of Field Experiences Salve B. Borlagdan Upland NGO Assistance Committee 1999

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