Country Assistance Strategy


Conflict . Violent conflict affects different parts of the Philippines. In addition to the major ongoing conflict in Mindanao, there are also long - standing armed insurgencies in different parts of the country, conflict between families and clans, and other forms of community - level conflict related to control of land and natural resources. These conflicts, while usually at low intensity, could spike unexpectedly and, in the case of Mindanao, cause significant displacement . Delivering poverty programs and social services, including Bank - supported operations, in conflict - affected areas remains particularly risky. The new administration has signaled its commitment to peace and stability, and to the political solutions of conflicts, but progress could be slow. The Bank regularly undertakes risk and security analyses, and is increasing the conflict sensitivity of its projects.

Source InstitutionWorld Bank
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Page Count123
Place of PublicationPasig City
Original Publication DateApril 20, 2011