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IPA Philippines has been working with the Department of Education to use evidence in decision-making since 2015. We have been supporting DepEd to build an effective M&E system through targeted capacity building for both national and field offices. We are working with DepEd on various evaluation initiatives, including scaling a mobile-phone based targeted learning program based on evidence. Co-organized with IPA, DepEd continues to hold Research o'clock, the national fora to promote research and use of evidence to encourage policy discussions.
Together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, IPA Philippines has rigorously evaluated national social protection programs like the community-driven development program (KALAHI-CIDSS) and Sustainable Livelihood Program. We are also working on a formal partnership with DSWD on technical assistance focusing on enhancing systems in generating data and effective use of evidence and deep dive into initiatives towards digitizing delivery of social benefits.
As more Filipino consumers utilize e-wallets and digital banking in daily transactions, financial regulators like the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) are keen to fully implement the Financial Products and Services Consumer Protection Act (FCPA), passed into law in May 2022. IPA is collaborating with BSP to strengthen its technical capacity for monitoring and safeguarding consumer rights through evidence-based approaches. IPA and BSP, in collaboration with selected financial service providers, are piloting FCPA reporting templates to enable better data gathering and more robust data analytics.