The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will hold a public webinar on April 25, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM via Zoom. The webinar will feature two PIDS studies examining the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and its impacts on the welfare of poor Filipino households. 

The first study, “Conditional Cash Transfers in Resource-poor Environments: Evidence from the Philippine 4Ps”, is authored by PIDS Senior Research Fellow Michael R.M. Abrigo, PIDS Consultant Danika Astilla-Magoncia, Research Analyst Zhandra C. Tam, and Administrative Assistant Sherryl A. Yee. It explores the impact of 4Ps on human capital investment in children from poor households. The study examines how school and health facility characteristics moderate the program’s influence on educational attainment and health-seeking behaviors. Findings of the study provide valuable insights for policymakers regarding the design and implementation of CCT programs, particularly in resource-limited settings. 
Building on the findings of the first study, the second study, “Who Gets Monitored among Philippines’ 4Ps Children and Why It Matters for Their Nonmonitored Siblings” delves deeper into the program’s impact on the school attendance of children within 4Ps households. Also authored by Dr. Abrigo together with former Research Analyst Kean Norbie F. Alicante, and Supervising Research Specialist Kris Ann M. Melad, it investigates how the monitoring of children within recipient households affects the program’s effectiveness, particularly for non-monitored siblings. 
To register, go to You may also tune in to the PIDS and SERP-P Facebook pages for the livestream.



Presentation of Dr. Michael Ralph Abrigo, PIDS Senior Research Fellow

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