Contextualizing Poverty along with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) 3, 6 and 9 as nonincome indicators in Ocampo, Camarines Sur Philippines: Evidences from CBMS 2019

Michael P. Vale
2022 International journal of research and innovation in social science  
Measuring poverty using non-income indicators enable countries to target and develop programs for poverty alleviation and understand its performance towards the sustainable development goals (SDG's). This paper which seeks to evaluate the performance of the municipality of Ocampo in Camarines Sur, Philippines towards the SDG's via the Community-based Management System (CBMS) would enable policymakers to target recipients of government programs and interventions in the municipality. This paper
more » ... oked into the responsiveness of the municipality of Ocampo, Camarines Sur to the SDGs by identifying the household poverty index; poverty gap index and poverty severity index as well as estimating the probability of households in Ocampo, Camarines Sur to becoming poor using non-income indicators which are connected with the SDG's. Employing the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) poverty measures, and logistic regression, the researcher found that around 64.5% of the households in the municipality of Ocampo, Camarines Sur are poor. Likewise, majority of the poor households in the municipality don't have access to clean and safe water, toilet facilities and internet and electric connectivity. However, despite them being poor, the residents of Ocampo visits medical facilities and received medical treatments if they are sick. The municipality does well in SDG 3, good health and well-being. To further strengthen the municipality's responsiveness to the SDG's, there is a need to strengthen barangay health units, develop local water sources and further access to internet connectivity.
doi:10.47772/ijriss.2022.6811 fatcat:7fxahreh4bgslbwqnrm6jif3la