Volume 20 Number 2 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


Academic Dishonesty and Achievement Emotions AmongInternational Students in Thailand
Darrin Thomas
D.A.M.S: Introduction to a Disruptive Aging
Paradigm for Strengthening Longevity and
Improving Quality of Life

William C. Andress 

Promoting More English Language Teaching and
Learning in Adventist Organizations 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka, Carol Linda Kingston,
& Sheri Joy Namanya

The Influence of Culture and Access to Health Care Delivery As Predictors of Health Behaviors Among Malaysians of Different Cultural Backgrounds 
Mary Jane Botabara-Yap, Miriam Razon-Estrada,
& Edwin Balila

Teaching Aids in English Language Teaching in Zimbabwe: The Case of Granda District 
Noko Thubelihle & Muchemwa Stella

Faith Presence: How Students Live Faith in
the Online Classroom 

Leni T. Casimiro

Syntactic Analysis Preference: How Filipinos Do withGlobally-Ambiguous Sentences 
Lesley Karen B. Penera

Seven Secrets of Mental Power in
the Writings of Ellen G. White 

Yaroslav Ovdiyenko

Needs Assessment of Senior High School
Mathematics Teachers in Teaching Statistics
and Probability 

Sussette Candelario-Aplaon

The Effects of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education On the English Literacy of Children in
Silang, Philippines 

Sheri Joy C. Namanya

Social Investment Funds and Social Responsibility: Do International Financial Institutions Deserve Special Treatment? 
Christel Arnaud Ngadima & Isaac P. Podah

Appreciative Inquiry of Social Marketing: Studies Between 2000 and 2009 
Innocent Sigauke & Kenneth Swansi

Symptomology of Academic Theft: Does It Matter If Students Steal? 
Ismael N. Talili

Moonlighting as a Growing Phenomenon:
A Case Study of a Congolese Christian University 

Georges Mumbere Kisumano & Safary Wa-Mbaleka


International Forum 
Vol. 20, No. 2
December 2017
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497


Abstract. The instrumental value of Social Investment Funds (SIFs) in areas such as health, education, power, road, water, sanitation, transport, communication, in promoting growth and alleviating poverty is widely documented in academic and policy circles. International Financial Institutions (IFIs), particularly the WorldBank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), are the most prominent IFIs that provide SIFs and technical assistance for the reconstruction and development of the territories of their member states. However, the mixed results of SIFs suggest a causal analysisof the situation based on legal standards of responsibility. This study explores the case of KALAHI-CIDSS in the Philippines; a community-driven development project funded through World Bank’s loans. The fact that the million US Dollars being contracted have so far brought little change on the official data on poverty incidence in the country, suggests that a gel to hold together SIFs and institutional and normative strategies for a successful development outcome maybe missing. To be sure, this study employed a content analysis of policy documents and review of literature of relevant studies. The bulk of related studies generated from the World Bank experts and consultants, economic legal practitioners, and the academe, provides substantive insights to one of the major findings of this intellectual inquiry, which is that social responsibility is the missing ingredient for the achievement of the KALAHI-CIDSS’s development objective of poverty reduction through participatory governance.


Keywords: Social Investment Funds, Social Responsibility, World Bank, and KALAHI-CIDSS


Christel Arnaud Ngadima, PhD Candidate
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Philippines

Isaac P. Podah, PhD Student
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Philippines

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