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Results of the ILS research study titled, "Bringing Sustainable Livelihood Framework to Life: A Study on the Possible Determinants of Sustainability of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program" was presented by Ms. Franchesca Rose Castillo of the Insitute's Workers Welfare Research Divison (WWRD) during the Capacity Development Program for PESO Managers at Subic Bay Freeport Zone on 20 March 2019.

It was also presented on the same day by WWRD's Ms. Malorie Joy Mones at the Roundtable Discussion on Enterprise Development at the National Anti Poverty Commission Office, LWUA Building, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.

The study shows that the program has created positive effects, particularly on the beneficiaries’ self-esteem. However, factors such as rigidities in government processes and fragmented government support are constraining livelihood expansion, and effects on incomes are minimal as evidenced by the beneficiaries’ desire for additional job or hours of work aside from their existing livelihood projects.

Among the study’s recommendations is to pursue livelihood projects that are complementary with long-term development plans to ensure consistency in the priorities of the national and local governments.

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