MALATE, Manila–Targeting 591,699 households across five island provinces in MiMaRoPa, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa will be deploying 1,528 field staff to conduct house-to-house interviews as part of updating of Listahanan database of poor and non-poor families.
“With the successful launching and implementation of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction or ListahananCentral Database in 2009, the Department is now preparing for its second round of nationwide household assessment this first quarter of 2015,” said DSWD Regional Coordinator Ernie H. Jarabejo.
Listahanan is the result of the government’s effort to respond to the need of mapping out who and where the poor are nationwide.
This to establish the integrity and relevance of DSWD’s list of poor families in identifying potential beneficiaries for various government social protection programs,Jarabejo added.
The Department will be using a two-paged revised Family Assessment Form (FAF) for pen and paper method and mobile application through electronic system. FAF contains verifiable indicators such as household composition, housing structure, education of household members, material assets and access to basic services which is deemed critical to identify the socio-economic status of a family.
“We will assess all households in the community particularly those barangays located in rural areas through saturation method while barangays situated in urban centers are subject for assessment through pockets of poverty depending on the magnitude of poor households,”Jarabejo said.
The collected data will go through Proxy Means Test (PMT), a statistical formula that estimates the household income based on the non-income variables to identify if the family is poor or not.###
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