Global Poverty Research Lab

The Philippines

The Global Poverty Research Lab uses empirical evidence to address the challenges of overcoming poverty and improving well-being in the developing world. It collects data to provide a scientific framework for potential studies of the changes that are taking place during the process of development.

Geographic research clusters collect long-term panel data. They seek to remedy a major constraint in understanding development in low-income countries: the absence of detailed, multi-level, long-term scientific data that follows individuals over time and describes both the natural and built environment in which they reside. 

The cluster in the Philippines is supported by Innovations for Poverty Action.

The initial wave of the Philippines panel survey is now being planned. Wave 1 will be conducted in the fall of 2018. The regions covered in the Philippines are still to be determined, but the sampling strategy and survey questions will be similar to the Ghana panel.

This is an opportunity for researchers to:

  1. Introduce a limited set of additional questions to the survey
  2. Work with The Lab to plan and implement low-cost, quick interventions before the surveys are conducted
  3. Propose research on survey and measurement methods
  4. Plan experiments that take advantage of rich baseline data (Ghana) and assured follow-up surveys in four years (Ghana and the Philippines)
Learn more in the Call for Proposals.