3ie, with support from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is managing the Philippines Evidence Programme.
3ie, in partnership with the National Economic and Development Authority, has been engaging with the Philippine government to support the impact evaluations of flagship programmes prioritised by various departments. Since 2014, 3ie has funded impact evaluations of programmes implemented by the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Social Welfare and Development, as well as reforms undertaken by the Supreme Court.
3ie’s programme has been strengthening the national monitoring and evaluation system by commissioning and managing impact evaluations prioritised by selected ministries; and helping the development of national capacities to commission, implement and use impact evaluations for informing decision-making.
‘We in the Philippines are happy that the 3ie programme has included our country in the selection of countries all over the world for inclusion in their exercises to undertake impact evaluation of programmes…and the initial results already show that the outcomes of the studies are potentially going to be very useful in the decision of the government on policies and programmes – which ones to continue as they are and which ones need tweaking and modifications to make sure they deliver the results that are desired’.
- Ernesto M Pernia, Socioeconomic planning secretary, National Economic and Development Authority, Republic of the Philippines