18 November 2016
SPEC, DFAT, GIZ and DSWD
This was the first event of the “Linking Social Protection to Sustainable Employment” webinar series. The session focused on the experience of the Philippines and its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). It addressed the interaction between social protection and creating sustainable livelihoods. Governments face an imperative to cease cash transfers at some point to households which have economically active members, so that they can make these funds available to support new households, as well as to avoid what is known as “dependency syndrome”. Through the Sustainable Livelihood Programme (SLP), the Government of Philippines links the recipients of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) cash transfer programme with sustainable livelihood development options through two tracks: micro-enterprise development and employment facilitation.
Panellist: Alfrey P. Gulla, Project Development Officer IV, Sustainable Livelihood Program – National Program Management Office, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Government
Discussant: Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri, Country Director, Innovations for Poverty Action, Philippines
Moderator: Lisa Hannigan, Director, Poverty and Social Transfers Section, DFAT