Almost half a century of armed conflict has painted a portrait of socioeconomic disproportion in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Here, the indicators of economy and poverty are glaring. In 2012, when the Philippine economy grew by 6.8 percent, which was one of the fastest worldwide, ARMM’s gross regional domestic product grew by only 1.1 percent and contributed only 0.8 percent to the national output. In that same year, the ARMM was the only region where more than half of its people (55.8%) were poor—more than double the national poverty incidence of 25.2 percent.
|Source Institution||National Economic and Development Authority|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
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