The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) contracted ASPSI in the conduct of the 2021 National Survey on the Awareness of Private Firms of the PCA and PCC Project. ASPSI was tasked to determine the level of awareness of its stakeholders on the PCA and the PCC and its mandate. The study is aimed to determine the awareness of private firms on the PCC and its mandate, and their level of involvement in PCC-related activities. Moreover, beyond determining the awareness, the result of the study is expected to provide PCC direction and guidance in assessing the impact of its advocacy efforts and inform the design of future programs to raise stakeholders’ awareness of the PCA, the PCC and the benefits of competition policy and law.
ASPSI was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to conduct Evaluability Assessment of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Plan and Priority Programs under the MSME Development Plan with a Process Evaluation of Government Support. This assignment aims to (i) Assess the evaluability of the MSMEDP; (ii) Assess the evaluability of at least five flagship programs under the MSMEDP (implementation level); (iii) Determine the efficiency and effectiveness of government’s processes to coordinate and facilitate the development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the MSMEDP, including alignment of MSMEDP objectives with the PDP and its results matrix (i.e. oversight level); (iv) Assess the perception of MSMEs on the relevance and effectiveness of programs that cater to them; and (v) Provide recommendations that will lead to the attainment of a business environment conducive to the success of the MSMEDP.
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.
ASPSI was contracted by the Winrock International to conduct Baseline Study for the Building Safe Agricultural Food Enterprises (BSAFE) Project in the Philippines which aims to establish the baseline situation for the BSAFE project. Specifically, the study aims to establish a baseline as points of comparison to support measurement of program impacts as part of future project evaluation activities; validate proposed targets for performance indicators to ensure realistic target setting; and conduct situational analysis as basis for assessing program design.
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) contracted ASPSI in the conduct of FY 2020 PCC Client Satisfaction Survey. ASPSI was tasked to undertake the following: 1) review and update the existing Client Satisfaction Survey Design for PCC’s Internal and External Services vis-à-vis recent statutory requirements; 2) administer PCC’s FY 2020 External Client Satisfaction Survey and process and report its results to the PCC; and 3) analyze the results of the FY 2020 Internal Client Satisfaction Survey to be administered by the PCC.
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.