Community-based social enterprises offer a new strategy for people-centred local economic development in the majority 'developing' world. In this chapter we recount the stories of four social enterprise experiments that have arisen over the last five years from partnerships between communities, NGOs and municipal governments in the Philippines, and university based researchers from Australia.
Community Economies Collective and Gibson, K. (2009) "Building community-based social enterprises in the Philippines: diverse development pathways" in A. Amin (ed.), The Social Economy: International Perspectives on Economic Solidarity. London: Zed Press.