The Roxas Kalaw Foundation for the Eradication of Poverty works with both national and
local governments, civil society and business sectors to engineer sustainability systems that
will eradicate poverty by engaging communities to sustainably co-create their local economies.
Our team and network of consultants bring years of work experience from diverse
backgrounds, including economics, environment and natural resources, agriculture, area development, community development, social enterprise development, land use planning, public policy, and business management.
areas of practice
Using the Ecosystem-based, Community-centered, Sustainable and Organization
Management (ECSOM) Framework as our overall approach, our work involves but is not
limited to the following areas of practice:
metrics and tools
Our work is data driven. To arrive at robust policy and development interventions, the Roxas
Kalaw Foundation utilizes metrics and tools which measures community productivity and
economic performance against their ecological impacts
community ecological and social accounting matrix (ceesam)
A decision making tool which allows communities to make informed and sustainable decisions about the direction of their development agendas. CEESAM accounts for the economic performance of households and communities, and measures this against the
community’s impacts to its surrounding natural resource base.
the ecological footprint
A decision making tool which allows communities to make informed decisions about the sustainable use of their natural resources. The tool measures how much natural resources we have (biocapacity), how much we consume, and who consumes what resource (footprint). The tool also tracks resource flows, and is scalable from the individual to a country wide scale.
Community Enterprise engineering
Fisheries and Agri-based livelihood system development
Comprehensive Development Planning
Comprehensive Land Use Planning
Information Technology and Communications (ICT) Development
Public Policy and Regulation Research and Analysis
Ecological Footprint Calculation and Analysis