Philippine Journal of Social Development Volume 6 2014
Rosalinda Pineda-Ofreneo, PhD
Benjamin R. Quiñones Jr., PhD
The paper argues that there is a need for strengthening the solidarity between local producers and local consumers of community-based supply chains if inclusive and sustainable development is to be achieved. To support this argument and illustrate how social solidarity economy (SSE) is being developed as an alternative model of development, the paper cites the case of the free range chicken managed and operated by On Eagle’s Wings Development Philippines Foundation (OEWF). An evaluation by OEWF (2012) shows that civil society organizations (CSOs), people’s organizations, local for-profit private companies, and the local government unit managed to work together in developing a socially inclusive community-based supply chain. This suggests the relevance of a public policy favoring CSO-public partnership in undertaking local development projects as an alternative to the private-public partnership (PPP) which usually excludes CSOs and people’s organizations in the development process.
Lourdes Marina Padilla-Espenido
Social Solidarity Economics is “a strategy for inclusive development where the people and NGOs utilize social enterprise to improve the well-being of the poor and increase their incomes, promote environmental protection, and contribute to community economies.” (RIPESS Proceedings, 2013, cited in Ofreneo, n.d.)
An example is the Focused Community Assistance Scheme (FOCAS) of the Philippines- Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP).
Livelihood Practices of Women in the Informal Economy: Forging Pathways Towards a Feminist Solidarity Economy
Nathalie Lourdes Africa-Verceles, DSD
This research focuses on women in the informal economy, specifically self-employed/own-account micro-entrepreneurs and sub-contracted workers. Using three case studies, it investigated how livelihood projects which exemplify solidarity economics address and rectify the systematic subordination of women informal workers and build on their capacities for solidarity. It also identified the gaps that need to be bridged towards a more explicit feminist solidarity economy.
Anna Kristinna N. Palomo
This paper reviews the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) globally and within the Philippines. It discusses the contradictory nature of CSR and looks how CSR and Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) can be harmonized through shared responsibilities in building social enterprises, local economies and sustainable communities; adherence to global human rights and labor standards; and shifting to corporate social accountability.
Edith Venus-Maslang, DPA
In examining the situation of sacadas, the author used the ‘empowerment’ theory – one’s capaci-ty for critical thinking and understanding of structural inequalities. The sacadas have remained marginalized and disempowered over the past years owing to the transitory and migratory nature of their work, their lack of access to social protection, and the socio-economic inequities that pervade in their work environment.
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