Established by leading economic and sustainability experts Dr. Sixto Roxas and Maximo T. Kalaw, the foundation was originally branded with the illustration of a Rufous Hornbill, a large species of hornbill endemic to the Philippines and locally known as 'kalaw'. We were tasked to modernize the kalaw to visualize the organization's confidence and bold vision. The geometric 'bird' features the signature red bill atop a deconstructed monogram.

The mathematical symbols-turned-graphic elements – minus, divide, degree, greater and less than, percentage – equate to the ECSOM, an economic accounting tool created by the foundation.

Roxas Kalaw Foundation

A commitment to
eradicate poverty

The Roxas Kalaw Foundation for the Eradication of Poverty (RKF) is a non-profit organization that is committed to eradicating poverty in the Philippines through its Ecosystem-based, Community-centered, Sustainable and Organization Management (ECSOM) approach, which manages and measures the delicate interdependence of the economic, ecological and social elements of a community. Our approach drives a paradigm shift towards community-centered sustainable development, while ensuring the sustainable use of the community’s natural resources.

The Roxas Kalaw Foundation was founded by former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director General and President of Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Dr. Sixto K. Roxas, the pioneer of ecosystems-based, community-centered sustainable development in the Philippines.

Supply

demand

co-creating a
sustainable future

what we offer

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.

if the economy is stronger
why are filipinos

poorer?

THE BASELINES

your support
enables communities

For donations and partnerships, contact actnow@eradicatepoverty.ph

households

php 8,778

Monthly income (about Php 292 daily or USD 6 for a family of five) of Filipinos below the poverty threshold. (PSA)

25.8%

Percent of Filipinos remain below the

threshold, despite 6.4% GDP GROWTH sustained for several years.

0.46%

Gini coefficient of the Philippines since 1985 which indicates high levels of inequality (IMF). (A coefficient closer to 1 means equitable distribution of wealth.)

LOCAL INDUSTRIES

70%

Of Rural Poor are Farmers and Fisherfolk (PSA)

62%

of Filipinos not connected to the internet (McKinsey & Company)

THE ECOSYSTEM

6%

of coral reefs in the Philippines remain intact. (UP-MSI)

8%

of Philippine forest cover remain in good condition (DENR-FMB)

OUR FARMERS

AGE

DAILY WAGE

EDUCATION

57

Php 270

Grade 5

6,000 Filipinos a day look for opportunities in other countries due to lack of jobs at home,

10% of our GDP are remittances from overseas worker

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