This compilation of four articles is the second in the series of Community Development Research Monographs which the Department of Community Development wishes to share based on academic, research and extension work of its faculty and students. These articles show how community development methodologies and approaches can be applied in different contexts but still anchored to its basic principles of empowerment, gender-fairness, participatory processes, social justice and transformation.

“Rooted to the Land – Strengthening Indigenous People’s Community Processes” is the first edition of the CD Research Monograph Series. It includes recent researches cultural traditions and processes in the context of pro-poor development agenda among the Iraya Mangyans of Mindoro, Aeta Mag-antsi of Central Luzon and Western Subanons of Zamboanga.

The Handbook for Researchers is a product of many years of experience in the teaching-learning process of social research. The author developed the materials as part of handling academic research classes among graduate and undergraduate students of Community Development as well as non-formal training on social research among development professionals and community leaders.

The study focused on community-based and participatory evaluation schemes for social programs in the Philippines. The 26 evaluation studies reviewed covered health, nutrition, family planning, social welfare, education, community organizing, livelihood/socioeconomic projects and women’s programs.