On-going Projects

Mid-term Evaluation of the PLEA and SURE Assistance Programs. The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) implemented the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) and the Survival and Recovery Assistance (SURE) Program to help the small farmers and fisherfolks (SFF) increase their production and income and facilitate the rehabilitation of the farming and or fishing livelihood activities. To determine to what extent the PLEA and the SURE Programs have succeeded in meeting their respective program objectives, the ACPC commissioned the ASPSI to conduct the Mid-term Evaluation of the PLEA and SURE Assistance Programs.

Evaluation Study on the Implementation of the Policy on Alternative Work Arrangements (AWA). The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commissioned the ASPSI to conduct an evaluation study on the implementation of the policy on alternative work arrangements amidst the continuing pandemic in selected government agencies and LGUs in NCR. Specifically, the study will consider the government’s frontline and non-frontline services, volume of transactions, and extent of digital transformation in place pre-pandemic. Moreover, the study will look at the following: 1) services provided by the agencies that have always been provided through digitalization to understand to what extent these services continued and the factors that contributed to any disruptions; 2) services traditionally offered in-person and the extent to which they were able to adapt to alternative work arrangements; and 3) measures that the agencies put in place to respond to the needs of their employees to transition to the new normal and how much was required for your local government to COVID-proof the workplace.

2021 PCC Client Satisfaction Survey. The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) contracted the Asian Social Project Services Inc. (ASPSI) to review and update the existing client satisfaction survey design, administer PCC’s FY 2021 external client satisfaction survey, process and analyze the survey data, and prepare the survey report and present its results to the end user.

End-line and Tracer Survey of the WEE Project. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) contracted ASPSI to conduct the end-line and tracer survey of the Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in the Philippines Project. The engagement aims to produce an End-line Report anchored on the Project’s Performance Measurement Framework (PMF) to assess the achievement of project goals and overall achievements after the project intervention.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contracted ASPSI in the Provision of Technical Assistance to Key NGAs on Evaluation Planning, Evaluability Assessment of Priority Development Programs, and the Design and Implementation of the Roll-out of the NEPF Guidelines, which aims to assist the UNDP in four NGAs and NEDA in pilot implementation of the NEPF Guidelines and in the review and roll-out of these guidelines developed by NEDA and DBM in 2015 to provide framework for the purposive conduct of evaluations in the public sector in support of good governance, transparency, accountability, and evidence-based decision-making.

National Economic and Development Authority – Regional Office X (NRO X) commissioned ASPSI to conduct an Assessment of the Informal Economy in Cagayan De Oro City. The assessment aims to determine the economic activities, enterprises, and jobs in the informal economy in Cagayan de Oro City; identify the aggrupation of workers based on the nature of economic activities and employment categories in the informal economy; assess the contribution of informal economic activities to the local/regional economy; and determine policy implications and recommendations that will address the identified issues and concerns.