Sustainable Livelihood Program

Article by SDS Admin Published on February 13, 2019

Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP)
The SLP is a capability-building program of the DSWD that provides access to opportunities that increase the productivity of the livelihood assets of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized communities, in order to improve their socioeconomic well-being. The program aims to enhance human assets through tech-voc and life skills training, enrich natural assets that protect and contribute to community livelihoods, extend social assets through membership in SLP associations and network linkages, expand financial assets through seed capital and access to credit, and establish or acquire physical assets for livelihood operations

Under SLP, beneficiaries are given the option to register in either the micro-enterprise development track or the employment facilitation track after participating in social preparation and capacity-building activities.

SLP corresponds to SDG 1, targets 1.1 – by 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day; target 1.2 – by 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions; and SDG 8, target 8.3 – promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services .

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