Developing a Human Security Index for the Philippines

Maria Ela Atienza, Clarinda Lusterio Berja, Zuraida Mae D. Cabilo, Mara Yasmin S.P. Baviera, Dina Marie B. Delias

This book represents the findings conducted by the University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center (UP TWSC) from 2007 to 2008. The project explores the various dimensions of human security as perceived and experienced by individuals in the community, major stakeholders and dutybearers, as well as the marginalized groups in selected conflict areas in the Philippines. It aims to develop a human security index that would serve as a planning and evaluation tool to guide policy making of key government agencies, civil society organizations, and non-government organizations. The proposed index is envisioned to describe the scope and magnitude of human security in the Philippine context as it incorporates dimensions, which need to be taken into account in the process of conflict prevention and peace building.

ISBN 978-971-92146-4-1