Month: June 2021

ICM Featured in Joint Learning Initiative’s ground-breaking Compendium of Good Practices

ICM’s research and data-gathering work during the pandemic is featured in the JLI MEAL (Joint Learning Initiative Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning) Hub’s ground-breaking Compendium of Good Practices, launched in January 2021. The “Compendium of Good Practices on Conducting MEAL in Partnerships with International Actors and Local Faith Actors” bridges the knowledge gap on how...

Teacher finds joy serving the ultra-poor

Because of the pandemic, distance learning has been the norm for all the students in the Philippines. While this has kept children safe from the COVID-19 virus, parents had to bear most of the responsibility for their kid’s education. To help ultra-poor families, ICM has partnered with the Department of Education for our Family Academy...

A Happy Father’s Story

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Tatay, Papa, Amáy, Papang, Ama, Tatang in ICM and around the world! We appreciate your love and all the forms that you communicate it with: by loving our moms, working hard to earn money for our family’s needs, building and fixing things around the house, supporting us in...

Extraordinary change amidst the pandemic

The shift to distance learning during the pandemic is difficult enough, distance learning for the ultra-poor oftentimes feels like an impossible task for them. “Despite how motivated I am to help my children with their learning modules (assignments),  I have no way to help them because I’m uneducated myself,” confesses Tita, a mother of two...

Can Innovation Benefit the Ultra-poor? UNDP’s #TawidCOVID challenge gives community savings groups a much needed boost

“We will die of hunger first before COVID,” was the common statement we heard in our communities during the pandemic. They couldn’t go out and earn for their daily wage because of the community quarantines. What little savings they had in their savings group also dried up. Things were looking pretty bleak.  Studies made by...

Robinsons Land sponsors a meal packing event to celebrate Philippine Independence Day

After more than a year of being unable to gather in large numbers because of the pandemic,  Robinsons Land Foundation Inc. (RLFI) sponsored a meal-packing event in partnership with International Care Ministries and Rise Against Hunger Philippines last June 12, 2021. Strictly adhering to the pandemic protocols, 57 employee volunteers from Robinsons Land graciously dedicated...

Freakonomics Rebroadcasts Interview with ICM’s David Sutherland with Dean Karlan and James Choi

    Poverty alleviation research is a huge part of ICM’s work with people living in ultra-poverty.  We are committed to the rigorous measurement of our programs. We track everything that happens on the ground. Data is important so we can learn and implement the most effective ways we can achieve the greatest impact to help...