First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Adyel Duran, Sacred Heart UniversityFollow

Participation Type

Poster

Mentor/s

Professor Lesley DeNardis

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-21-2017 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-21-2017 3:00 PM

Abstract

My study aims to analyze the dynamics of slum poverty in the Philippines, as well as the success and failures of federal government poverty reduction strategies. This will be achieved by connecting theory and practice through an analysis of various development theories that are related to the outcomes of current federal poverty reduction strategies. Based on original field research conducted in the Philippines, the findings indicate that federal poverty reduction programs have not been effectively implemented due to institutional failures rooted in extractive political and economic institutions. The study concludes with policy recommendations that argue for a more comprehensive ‘capabilities’ approach which focuses on institutional reform and the expansion of political and civil liberties. Unless federal poverty reduction strategies address the underlying causes of poverty as rooted in institutional failures, efforts to alleviate it will not be effective over the long-term.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

College and Major available

Government and Politics

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The Alleviation of Slum Poverty in the Philippines: A Critical Examination of Poverty Reduction Programs

University Commons

My study aims to analyze the dynamics of slum poverty in the Philippines, as well as the success and failures of federal government poverty reduction strategies. This will be achieved by connecting theory and practice through an analysis of various development theories that are related to the outcomes of current federal poverty reduction strategies. Based on original field research conducted in the Philippines, the findings indicate that federal poverty reduction programs have not been effectively implemented due to institutional failures rooted in extractive political and economic institutions. The study concludes with policy recommendations that argue for a more comprehensive ‘capabilities’ approach which focuses on institutional reform and the expansion of political and civil liberties. Unless federal poverty reduction strategies address the underlying causes of poverty as rooted in institutional failures, efforts to alleviate it will not be effective over the long-term.

 

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