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To contribute to the realization of the national goal of inclusive growth, the Department of Labor and Employment implements the Kabuhayan Program, which specifically seeks to assist vulnerable workers such as the self-employed, landless farmers, unpaid family workers, displaced workers, parents of child laborers and low-wage seasonal workers. Selected beneficiaries are provided with livelihood opportunities, as well as training support, to help them augment their incomes and consequently reduce their vulnerability. While DOLE regularly monitors the program, which has been in existence for more than a decade, its effectiveness and outcomes have not been determined with definiteness.

This paper provides a rapid assessment of the Kabuhayan Program and ultimately presents a results framework, which is a roadmap illustrating the linkages between the components of the intervention and the desired objectives. The framework likewise identifies a hierarchy of indicators, which may be used in monitoring and evaluating the program.

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Title: Measuring Success of the Kabuhayan Program: An Outcomes-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
 Maria Isabel D. Artajo