Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
STRIVE Philippines Woven Products Sector: Final Evaluation
by Diana Rutherford FHI 360 in 2015
SummarySTRIVE Philippines Woven Products Sector: Final Evaluation
This paper reports findings from an evaluation of STRIVE Philippines activities in the woven product sector. The goal of STRIVE Philippines was to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable households—especially for the children and youth within those households—through a value chain approach to economic strengthening. STRIVE Philippines’ research agenda examines the outcomes of AFE’s woven product value chain activities on lead firms, producers (primarily weavers), raw material suppliers, and their families. Specifically, it examined the questions of whether there was change in the economics of lead firms, income for households, and child wellbeing. Findings are based on a combination of monitoring and evaluation sources, utilizing a deep dive case study methodology. Because the use of a control group was not feasible in light of the value chain approach taken and preferences of the firms, observed changes may not be attributed to the intervention.