A PIDS study found that despite the country's growing economy, the proportion of Filipinos living in poverty has not been significantly reduced. Poverty reduction and social protection programs are more curative than preventive, and have typically used one-size-fits-all strategies. The study urges the government to build an enabling environment for shared action and responsibility among local governments and other stakeholders. It also argues that poverty reduction programs should not only cure poverty but also prevent it, or at least mitigate its harm to people who are at risk. It also favors differentiated rather than one-size-fits-all interventions to manage the risks among various poverty-vulnerable groups. Know more about the study titled “ Why Vulnerability Assessment Matters for Poverty Reduction” here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications/6491

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