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  • Lessons on Providing Cash Transfers to Disaster Victims: A Case Study of UNICEF’s Unconditional Cash Transfer Program for Super Typhoon Yolanda Victims 

    Reyes, Celia M.; Albert, Jose Ramon G.; Reyes, Charina Cecille M. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-04-15)
    In response to the effects of super typhoon Yolanda, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) implemented an unconditional cash transfer (UCT) program that provided emergency relief to ten thousand vulnerable families in Tacloban City and neighboring ...
  • The Structure of Origin-Based Social Network and Its Influence on Migration Diffusion: The Case of a Migrant-Sending Village in the Philippines 

    Tabuga, Aubrey D. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-04-15)
    While economic forces drive much of international migration, social factors are known to significantly facilitate movement. By providing information and other resources, networks reduce the cost and risk associated with international migration. But the ...
  • A Probe into the Filipino Migration Culture: What Is There to Learn for Policy Intervention? 

    Tabuga, Aubrey D. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-03-30)
    For many migrant workers, labor migration is not just a one-time, temporary means of livelihood, it has become the way of life. This is illustrated by the fact that among the 1.4 million land-based migrants in 2015, two-thirds comprise of re-hires. The ...
  • Urban and Rural Households’ Energy Use: Sets, Shocks, and Strategies in the Philippines 

    Connie Bayudan-Dacuycuy; Lawrence B. Dacuycuy (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-01-30)
    This paper aims to analyze the determinants of household energy portfolio in urban and rural areas and to determine how choices are affected by price shocks and weather variabilities in the Philippines. It confirms that energy switching is observed ...

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