Working in 170 countries and territories, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with governments to civil society in achieving its strategic plan to “end poverty, reduce inequality and exclusion.”
In 2016, the UNDP introduced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SGDS), with the agency providing support to governments by helping integrate the SDGs into their national development agenda. The eradication of poverty is essentially the goal of the SGDs.
The Innovation for Social Impact Project (ISIP) is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-Australia (DFAT-Australia) of the Australian Embassy.
The project aims to eradicate poverty in the Philippines by developing more technology-based social enterprises and their innovative solutions to pressing societal challenges. It will provide technical support, business advice and enhance their capability to access seed funding and attract investors.
ISIP will focus on Education, Entrepreneurship, and Policy Reform Advocacy. The project will help build capabilities as well as promote collaboration among these areas, accelerating developments towards creating a more sustainable and robust entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Philippines.