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Household data for social and economic statistics- Mindanao

Requested from PIDS by L. Manalo at 02:48 AM on Apr 16, 2021.
Purpose: Thesis project - graduate level
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2009 - 01/01/2015
Tracking no: #PIDS-172853225877

Manalo 02:48 AM, Apr 16, 2021

Hello, may I request for household data for the following items:

access to potable water
access to sanitary toilet facilities
children in poor households
primary level school enrollment or drop-out rate
employed in informal or formal sector

I understand that these can be found on your website. However, I was wondering if I could request for household level data in csv format, if possible. I do not need data for the entire Philippines, but only for cities in Mindanao.

Thank you so much.

THank y

April 19, 2021

Dear Ms. Manalo,


Thank you for your request dated April 16, 2021, under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for household-level data (covering Mindanao cities from 2009 to 2015) on the following topics:
•	Access to potable water;
•	Access to sanitary toilet facilities;
•	Children in poor households;
•	Primary level school enrollment or drop-out rate;
•	Employed in informal and formal sector; and
•	Employment

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data sets you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with other government agencies, such as the Philippine Statistics Authority (, to request the data sets that you need.

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publication and database that are related to the data sets you are requesting:
•	DP 2020-56: Does Economic Growth Benefit the Poor? Evidence from the 2015-2018 Growth Episode (; 
•	DP 2020-22: Poverty, the Middle Class, and Income Distribution amid COVID-19 (; and
•	PIDS Economic and Social Database (

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here:

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Novie Salcedo
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