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Topic: Knowledge Resource

Case Studies featured on the “A Pathway to Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains: BTP WEE in AVCs”January 12th, 2021

Women produce over 50 percent of the world’s food (Akter et. al., 2017 citing FAO, 2011) and comprise about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force, both globally and in […]

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Social Enterprise Action Research (SEAR) ReportOctober 16th, 2020

Social Enterprise Action Research Report (Inclusive and Innovative Pathways to COVID19 Recovery: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP as STRATEGY in LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND and BUILDING BACK BETTER in the PHILIPPINES) Before the […]

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A Pathway to Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains: BTP WEE in AVCs – an integrative Report of an ISEA-Oxfam SIDA Project on Gender Transformative Investments in Southeast AsiaSeptember 16th, 2020

Women produce over 50 percent of the world’s food (Akter et. al., 2017 citing FAO, 2011) and comprise about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force, both globally and in […]

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Abaca Subsector Action Research ReportDecember 12th, 2018

This subsector action research (SAR) documents the study on the abaca subsector where CEFA (assisted by EVPRD) operates its biodiversity-friendly enterprise (BDFE) located within the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) […]

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ISEA-Oxfam Poverty Reduction and Women Economic Leadership Report: Roles, Potentials and Challenges of Social Enterprises in Developing Countries in AsiaJuly 12th, 2015

The objectives of the research were to (1) characterize the current state of social enterprises in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh and the context they find themselves in; (2) analyse how and to what extent social enterprises have contributed to poverty reduction and the economic empowerment of women over the past 5-10 years; and (3) assess the role and potential/challenges for social enterprises to emerge as key players in poverty reduction and women‘s empowerment in the next 10 years.

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Social Enterprises and the Poor: Transforming WealthSeptember 12th, 2013

Practitioners of social enterprises in developing countries or the South have for the past few decades engaged the poor as stakeholders in efforts to find innovative solutions to poverty and inequality. However, the poor and the South continue to be under- represented in scholarly research on social entrepreneurship. This is the context and the subject of interest of Dr. Marie Lisa Dacanay in her PhD dissertation, SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND THE POOR: Enhancing Social Entrepreneurship and Stakeholder Theory.

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Perspectives on the Policy Environment Affecting Social Enterprises in the PhilippinesMay 7th, 2012

Like other developing countries in Asia, the Philippines manifests the phenomenon of worsening poverty and inequality amidst economic growth. Data from the National Statistics Office and the National Statistical Coordination Board show that from a baseline of 45.3% (28.1 million people) in 1991, poverty incidence in the country, measured in terms of income poverty, stopped declining at 30% in 2003 and from that point on proceeded to rise steadily up to 32.9% (27.6 million people) in 2006.

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Social Entrepreneurship: An Asian PerspectiveJuly 12th, 2011

In Asia, many organizations traditionally known as non-profits are now engaged in wealth creation. Their initiatives have established enterprises linked to the pursuit of development goals. Rather than just capturing existing wealth through grants to finance development programs, these organizations are ensuring the sustainability of their organizations, programs and interventions among the marginalized sectors of society.

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