NCPAG Prof takes part in writing national anti-poverty policy paper

Raquiza (rightmost) with Jimenez, Africa, NAPC Chair Maza, Usec Roseller Barinaga, and Ursua. Photo from NAPC.

NCPAG’s Dr. Maria Victoria Raquiza is one of the lead writers of the policy paper “Reforming Philippine Anti-Poverty Policy” launched by the National Anti-Poverty Commission Secretariat on January 11, 2018.

The paper, NAPC explained, “positions poverty eradication as the centerpiece of social, economic, and environmental policy.”

NAPC further stated that “it presents a comprehensive and integrated framework, guided by a rights-based and social development approach to policymaking.”

Raquiza “shaped the discussion on transformative and universal social policy” in the policy paper, according to NAPC Chairperson Liza Maza.

Her co-authors include Mr. Jose Enrique Africa of Ibon Foundation, human rights lawyer Atty. Evalyn Ursua, and Ms. Evita Jimenez, Executive Director of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG).

Raquiza is currently Assistant Professor at NCPAG and co-convenor of Social Watch Philipines. She teaches courses on poverty and economic development, social policy, and governance. She received her MA degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, where her thesis garnered a distinction award, and her PhD degree from the City University of Hong Kong.

Download a copy of the policy paper here.