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PN 2014-19: How Should Income-based Grantees in Tertiary Education Be Chosen?

Helping poor but deserving students get a college degree is one way to break the cycle of poverty. The question, however, is how these scholars should be chosen. This Policy Note draws some insights from the PIDS research on the Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) implemented by the Commission on Higher Education and Department of Social Welfare and Development. The SGP-PA supports students unable to afford tertiary education. The program`s objective is to increase the number of higher education graduates among poor households and employ these graduates in high value-added occupations.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Silfverberg, Denise Valerie; poverty alleviation; Philippines; grants-in-aid (GIA); tertiary education; Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA);
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