This policy brief highlights the issues that constrain CBEP from maximizing its potential as a
social protection scheme. The issues discussed in this brief were raised by CBEP focal persons themselves during
an ILS-sponsored roundtable discussion. These include targeting leakages, limited institutional capacity of
implementers, absence of community involvement, and lack of sustainability for poverty reduction.
Correspondingly, this brief presents recommendations that will address the identified gaps. One of which is the
conduct of a rigorous impact evaluation that will provide valuable insights not only in enhancing CBEP but also in
framing future development programs.
Title: A Rapid Assessment of the Community-Based Employment Program (CBEP)
Researcher: Maria Isabel D. Artajo