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When I told Julius [of Filamthropy] I wanted a job helping people in the Philippines, he asked me to refine that question, asking instead “What kind of good do you want to do?” Following his suggestion, I looked into Gawad Kalinga as a starting point for learning about social issues in the Philippines and found myself immediately latching on to the key words: poverty eradication and Philippines nation building.
This helped me realize that my focus is on a better Philippines through reducing poverty.
I’m thinking that learning more about poverty in the Philippines would help me find a way to make an impact and give me a better sense of what approaches resonate with me most.
So far, the resources I’ve reviewed are research papers on poverty in the Philippines from the Asian Development Bank. There are also papers from the World Bank, but it seems like those require a subscription. And I also found a paper on the ineffectiveness of international aid from the IBON Foundation.
What other suggestions do you have for learning more about poverty in the Philippines?
What kind of good do you want to do?
– Charles A