Local Convergence for Zero Poverty

Experimentation on Collective Action with ZEP PH 2030 To commemorate International Day to End Poverty, this is the story of UNDP PH Accelerator Lab’s two-year collaboration thus far with the Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP 2030) to transform local convergences as vehicles for poverty reduction through multi-stakeholder collaboration. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) pandemic … Continue reading Local Convergence for Zero Poverty


#TawidCOVID19: Zero Extreme Poverty in the Time of a Pandemic

Part 1 of N For the poor and vulnerable, two months under a lockdown due to COVID19 may be too long. While the government is rolling out a massive social amelioration program, civil society organizations have been coming to the aid of those in the margins. Despite the effects of the pandemic on non-government organizations … Continue reading #TawidCOVID19: Zero Extreme Poverty in the Time of a Pandemic

Zero Extreme Poverty: Moonshot or Suntok sa Buwan?

Reflections on my first month of collaboration with a collective impact movement against poverty Now that we’ve helped to start a conversation, what knowledge, tools and resources can our Accelerator Lab contribute to the partnership with an unprecedented coalition of civil society organizations to help them achieve their big, audacious goal of lifting 1 million … Continue reading Zero Extreme Poverty: Moonshot or Suntok sa Buwan?

Playing Around with Philippine Poverty Data

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PH Performance in the 2017 OBI: Good Enough

Despite a tough political transition, the Philippines maintained substantial levels of fiscal transparency: a good enough performance. Still, the government could have done much better. Fundamental gaps persist, limiting the ability of citizens to know where their taxes really went. For my first blog post (in a decade I think), I dive deep into the … Continue reading PH Performance in the 2017 OBI: Good Enough