DAVAO City- As it continuously addresses the needs of the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here has officially launched the Listahanan 2nd Round Household Assessment.

The regional launch kicked off with posting of Listahanan advocacy stickers and grievance hotlines in public and private motor vehicles in downtown Davao City.

Also highlighting the launch was the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between DSWD and the offices of Land Transportation Office (LTO), Traffic Management Center (TMC), Davao City Police Office (DCPO), City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), manifesting their support in the Listahanan survey advocacy campaign.

The launch was followed by a Media Forum.

Implemented by DSWD, Listahanan or Talaan ng Pamilyang Nangangailangan is a database of poor households and used as reference in identifying beneficiaries of social protection services.

It is a functional, objective and transparent targeting system that identifies who and where the poor are, thus reducing leakage of social services to non-poor and minimizing exclusion of the poor from said social services.

“As the first round of assessment yielded with challenges and issues of exclusion and inclusion error, these advocacy campaign aims to inform the general public on the upcoming enumeration and encourage them to really participate in the data collection process,” DSWD Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon emphasized.

This year, DSWD XI targets to enumerate 793,770 households, to be administered by 2,354 workers from April to June. The survey will saturate rural barangays and covers pockets of poverty in urban barangays.

“Though targeting errors cannot be totally eliminated, Listahanan includes a mechanism for minimizing and correcting these errors.  Also, On Demand Application (ODA) gives families who think they are poor but were not visited during the enumeration the chance to apply for assessment,” Director Razon added

DSWD will be using an enhanced Family Assessment Form (FAF) to gather exact information from the respondent during assessment. It contains 52 item questionnaires that need to be filled out completely by the enumerators.

To ensure the integrity of the generated information, DSWD encourages the public to participate and provide feedback through grievance hotline numbers 0918-9122-813 ,  0917-830-2327, by texting Listahanan<space>name<space>location<space>grievance/inquiry.

Listahanan can also be reached through email address ask.listahanan@dswd.gov.ph or its official Facebook page www.facebook.com/listahanan.official. DSWD