Community-Driven Development in the Context of Conflict-Affected Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract:

In Mindanao, three decades of intermittent conflict have destroyed infrastructure, displaced populations, deferred development, and engendered mistrust within communities and between communities and the central government. The Philippines was relatively calm for a period after independence in 1946, but conflict flared up again in the late 1960s as growing numbers of Christians settled in predominantly Muslim Mindanao. The resettlement was fostered by a deliberate government policy that gave Mindanao a Christian majority, with Muslims concentrated in the central and southwestern parts of the island. Conflict has been concentrated in these Muslim-majority areas, which include three entire administrative regions (Region IX—Western Mindanao; Region XII— Central Mindanao; and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, or ARMM) and four provinces in a fourth region (Region XI—Southern Mindanao).

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Source InstitutionWorld Bank
Source URLhttp://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTCDD/Resources/CDD_and_Conflict.pdf
Page Count89
Place of PublicationPasig City
Original Publication DateJune 20, 2006
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