Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of Philippines: Linking Cash Transfer to Sustainable Livelihood Development


Recording of the webinar "Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of Philippines: Linking Cash Transfer to Sustainable Livelihood Development", hosted by the platform on 18 November 2016. Governments face an imperative to cease cash transfer at some point to households which have economically active persons to release the funds to support new households as well as for avoiding so called ‘dependency syndrome’. The Government of Philippines has developed a successful program titled Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) to link the recipients of the cash transfer program Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to sustainable livelihoods development options through two tracks: micro-enterprise development and employment facilitation. It uses four modalities, these are pre-employment assistance fund, provision of seed capital fund, skills training and cash for building livelihood assets. From 2011 to 2015, 22% of the beneficiaries of the 4Ps programs were linked to livelihoods development options through SLP. SPEC Webinar Series

  • Presenter: Alfrey P. Gulla (Project Development Officer IV, Sustainable Livelihood Program - National Program Management Office, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Government) 
  • Discussant: Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri (Country Director, Innovations for Poverty Action, Philippines) 
  • Moderator: Lisa Hannigan (Director, Poverty and Social Transfers Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - DFAT, Australian Government) 

10:00 Introduction (Lisa Hannigan) 
10:10 Presentation on the Sustainable Livelihood Program of Philippines (Alfrey P. Gulla) 
10:40 Comments on the presentation (Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri) 
10:50 General comments (Lisa Hannigan) 
10:55 Questions & Answers 
11:30 End of the webinar


This webinar was the first of the Linking Social Protection to Sustainable Employment webinar series, which was organised by GIZ and SPEC. Please join the Online Community Social Protection in MENA if you are interested in following the most recent discussions on the topic.