In pursuit of an SE-supportive economic landscape, the project will advocate for policy reforms in public and private institutions that will even out the playing field for social enterprises and established businesses. This will be done through generating research and policy papers that will highlight the role of SEs in carrying out national, regional, and local government development goals.
As a development program, ISIP will capitalize on its partnerships with the academe, government agencies, and the private industry to develop a policy agenda that will create an enabling environment for SEs and to even out the playing fields for SEs and established businesses. This will be done through generating research and policy papers that will highlight the SE’s role in the national, regional, and local government development goals.
The ISIP’s bottom-up approach will start with a Stakeholders Consultation among the key partners of the project to gather the immediate issues from the SE community. The team will conduct a series of Roundtable Discussions in various parts of the country to validate and gather the challenges and best practices on the ground. The team will then collate these findings to present to various national private and public institutions. Armed with the latest data and insights, the team will create Policy Briefs that will be forwarded to agencies such as the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Commission on Higher Education, various Higher Education Institutions, banking and investment groups, Chambers of Commerce, and local government units.