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Technical Workshop on Monitoring Household Coping Strategies during Complex Crisis and Recoveries

The PEP-CBMS Network, in collaboration with UNDP-UNICEF, conducted a technical workshop on “Monitoring Household Coping Strategies during Complex Crises” on March 21-22, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. The workshop generally aimed to discuss the conceptual framework to be adopted to understand and monitor the household coping behavior during complex crises. The design of the monitoring system, including the types of information to be collected, as well as the design of the questionnaire, was thoroughly discussed during the workshop. Representatives from the CBMS-Philippines Team, CBMS-Kenya Team and resource persons from UNDP-Philippines, UNDP-New York, UNICEF, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and other experts participated in the workshop.


Workshop Program

  

Technical Workshop on “Monitoring Household Coping Strategies during Complex Crises and Recoveries”

  
Somerset Millennium Hotel
104 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village Makati City Philippines
March 21-22, 2011

  

DAY 1: MARCH 21, 2011

8:00-8:30 Registration 
8:30-8:45 Opening Remarks and Overview of the Project - Dr. Celia Reyes, PEP Co-Director and CBMS Project Leader  
8:45-12:00 - SESSION 1: DESIGNING THE FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING AND MONITORING THE COPING BEHAVIORS OF HOUSEHOLDS 
In this session, there will be presentations of the framework and the existing practices in monitoring household coping behaviors. The presentation shall also include some discussions on domestic work, time use and other coping strategies of women and children. Moreover, some initial results based on the existing CBMS surveys in participating countries will be presented.
Expected Output: A framework that will be adopted to understand and monitor the household coping behavior during complex crises and recoveries 

OPEN FORUM 
Summary of Session 1 Agreements
SESSION 2: DESIGNING THE MONITORING SYSTEM: Definition of Concepts and Types of Information to be Collected
This session shall involve a discussion on the design of the monitoring system. The important issues in designing the monitoring system will be discussed, particularly the definition of concepts and the types of shocks and coping strategies that will be monitored.
Expected Output: Agreements on the definition of relevant concepts on shocks and coping strategies and types of information to be collected

OPEN FORUM
Summary of Session 2 Agreements
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00- 5:00 SESSION 3:  DESIGNING THE MONITORING SYSTEM: Important Issues to Consider  
Further details on the design of the monitoring system will be discussed during this session, including issues regarding the following: severity, frequency, sequence, combination and duration of shocks; sequence and duration of coping strategies. The participants shall discuss whether and how these will be incorporated in the monitoring system. They will also agree on how the attribution issue will be addressed in the design of the monitoring system.
Expected Output: Agreements on whether and how severity, frequency, sequence, combination and duration of shocks will be incorporated in the monitoring system; Agreements on whether and how sequence and duration of coping strategies will be captured; Agreements on how the attribution issue will be addressed

OPEN FORUM
Summary of Session 3 Agreements
SESSION 4: DESIGNING THE MONITORING SYSTEM: Developing the Questionnaire  
This session shall focus on developing the questionnaire that will be used to collect the required data. The lessons learned during the pre-test of questionnaire in the Philippines will be shared to the participants. This session shall particularly involve the identification of the specific questions which are necessary to collect the required data for monitoring household coping behaviors based on the agreements in the previous sessions. The reference period to be used in the questionnaire will also be agreed upon by the participants. The different approaches in designing the questionnaire and some sample questionnaires will also be presented and the pros and cons of each approach will be discussed.
Expected Output: List of questions to be included; Sequence of questions; Reference period to be used; Specific approach to be adopted in designing the questionnaire   

OPEN FORUM
Summary of Session 4 Agreements  
  

DAY 2: MARCH 22, 2011

  
9:00-12:00 Presentation of the Revised Questionnaire Based on the Agreements in the Previous Sessions - Ms. Jaz A. Quilitis, CBMS-Philippines
OPEN FORUM
SESSION 5: DATA COLLECTION STRATEGIES 
This session shall focus on the details of the data collection strategies. The project sites in each of the participating countries will be identified and the rationale for selecting these sites will be presented to the group. Furthermore, the frequency of data collection and panel data generation will be discussed during this session. As such, the definition of panel household that will be adopted will be agreed upon during the workshop. 
Expected Output: List of project sites in each of the participating country; Agreement on the frequency of data collection; Details on panel data generation, including the definition of panel households

OPEN FORUM
Summary of Session 5 Agreements
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-3:30 SESSION 6: EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND TIMETABLE
In this session, the expected outputs of the project, as well as the timetable of activities will be discussed.  The specific roles of those who are directly involved in the project will be discussed in order to ensure that submission of outputs is in line with the agreed timetable of activities.
Expected Output: List of expected outputs and updated timetable of activities 

  • Expected Outputs and Timetable of Activities - Ms. Anne Bernadette E. Mandap, CBMS-Philippines

OPEN FORUM
Summary of Session 6 Agreements
3:30-4:00 SUMMARY OF WORKSHOP AGREEMENTS
4:00-4:15 Next Steps
4:15-4:30 Closing 
  

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