a. Socio-Economic Surveys

Socio-economic surveys shall be employed to appraise the spatial and temporal conditions obtaining from time to time and to establish the relative beneficial impacts of development intervention measures introduced in the community (e.g., number of households that have left the poverty threshold after introduction of pump-priming activities). The minimum basic needs (MBN) approach employs a tool developed based on the human development index that scales the basic human needs, quite a familiar instrument to extension workers, and which shall be used therein.

b. Schools of Living Tradition

Part of the reasons for the diminishing adaptability of IKSP is the laborious effort entailed that at times do not seem to reward (i.e., time and cost of producing rice wine when a bottle of gin would cost a measly P20.00 or weaving a traditional apparel when ready-to-wear signature clothes would only cost P100.00, etc.). In order to preserve the cultural value of these time-tested practices particularly, at a time when the skilled hands would soon pass away, conducting a school of living traditions becomes necessary. In this way, the participants will be assisted to learn the crafts and improve their skills while making a living. Underlying the pronounced objective however, shall be the exposure of the participant to a forum where each one could bring out the abundance of his/her creative impulse in order to perpetuate the art and culture of the IP community.

Complementing these methods shall be the research activities as may be conducted by the academe or other research institutions.