STRIVE Philippines Seaweed Sector: Final Evaluation
This paper reports findings from an evaluation of STRIVE Philippines activities in the seaweed sector. Action for Enterprise (AFE) employed a facilitated value chain approach primarily with two seaweed firms between 2008 and 2010 as part of the STRIVE program. STRIVE Philippines’ research agenda examines the outcomes of AFE’s seaweed value chain activities on lead firms, seaweed farmers and their families. Specifically, was there change in the economics of lead firms, income for households, and child wellbeing? Findings are based on a combination of monitoring and evaluation sources, utilizing a deep dive case study methodology. Because the use of a control group was not feasible in light of the value chain approach taken and preferences of the firms, observed changes may not be attributable to the intervention.