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ADDRESSING MDGs WITH EQUITY and PROTECTING and PROMOTING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN 6 November 2010 Beijing, China Department of Social Welfare & Development.

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1 ADDRESSING MDGs WITH EQUITY and PROTECTING and PROMOTING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN 6 November 2010 Beijing, China Department of Social Welfare & Development Republic of the Philippines

2 POVERTY IN THE PHILIPPINES

3 Poverty Statistics 2006 Annual Per Capita ThresholdUS$ Poverty Incidence among Families26.9% Magnitude of Poor Families4,677,305 Annual per capital Food Threshold US$ Subsistence among Families11 % Magnitude of Subsistence Poor Families 1,913,179

4 Hindrances to Development high population growth income inequality vulnerability of poorer communities to natural disasters and civil unrest

5 Some statistics on the situation of children 4.1 million working children 250,000 street children Commercial sexual exploitation of children from a low of 60,000 to over 100,000 – includes sexual objects for pornography, prostitution and traffic Children in armed conflict Children in drugs

6 ADDRESSING THE MDGS WITH EQUITY

7 Convergence of Strategies 7 Economically Active Poor Poor Communities Poorest Inclusion Accountability Building Social Capital Transformative Entrepreneurship Wealth creation Promotive Prevention Protection Investing in human capital Protective Community- Driven Enterprise Development Livelihood SEA-K CCT 4Ps

8 CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER (CCT) / PANTAWID PAMILYANG PILIPINO PROGRAM (4Ps)

9 A poverty reduction strategy that provides grants to poor households on condition that they spend it for the health, nutrition, and education needs of the family, particularly their children. It is one of the responses of the Philippine Government to the challenge of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) CCT or 4Ps

10 Designed to promote investment in human capital among poor families with 0-14 year old children, CCT or 4Ps works to attain the following MDGs: Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger Achieving Universal Primary Education Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women Reducing Child Mortality Improving Maternal Health Millennium Development Goals

11 Grants Health transfer – Php (US$11.8) per mother per month. Education transfer – Php300 (US$7.09) per child per month, for 10 months per year, for up to a maximum of three (3) children per family. For a maximum amount of Php1,400 (US$33.06) per household per month.

12 Coverage and Expansion To date, the 4Ps has covered over 900,000 household beneficiaries with cash grants amounting to Php 9.3 billion ($219,650,190). The program implementation currently covers 664 municipalities, 60 cities and 79 provinces nationwide. By the end of 2010, 1 million poor households shall receive the cash grants, and by 2011, it will scale up to another 1.3 million, making the coverage equal to 2.3 million poor households.

13 Developments Strong legal framework for protection of children and promotion of their welfare Shift from issue-based approach to systems building approach Improving database Broad and stronger strategic childrens participation for meaningful programs Public-private partnerships Strengthening Council for the Welfare of Children

14 Challenges Capacity building Delay in payments Inter-agency collaboration

15 Moving Forward Scaling up of current efforts Convergence among government agencies Engagement with private sector and civil society organizations

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