The Philippine Social Pension at Four Years: Insights and Recommendations

This study provides lessons in two areas key to assessing the progress of the Philippine social pension: (a) impact of the scheme, and (b) implementation. More specifically, the study seeks to explore the extent to which the PhP 500 benefit – recognized by many as particularly low – has an impact on recipients and their families in terms of implementation. The major focus is to evaluate the process of targeting and validation of indigent senior citizens.