In 1993, Western Mindanao has the highest child MPI at 65 %. But for three consecutive years, the Autonomous Region in Musl im Mindanao (ARMM) has the highest multidimensional child poverty index. The long - term child poverty and deprivation may be attributed to the long - standing armed conflict in the region. According to the World Bank (2013), armed conflicts in the region incl uding the struggle of the Moro groups for self determination, communist insurgencies, and banditry, among others results to severe economic and social displacement that in turn leads to poverty. Although this is the case, the reduction in child poverty for ARMM has been notable with a reduction from 56% in 1998 to 48% in 2008.
|Source Institution||National Statistical Coordination Board|
|Place of Publication||Mandaluyong City|
|Original Publication Date||October 1, 2013|