Multi-Donor Trust Fund Program for Mindanao (PH-MTF)
In Mindanao, more than three decades of intermittent conflict have resulted in the destruction of infrastructure, population displacement, deferred development, and a lack of trust among people at the local level and with government authorities. Peace discussions are underway between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government of the Philippines.
The Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) is a mechanism through which development partners pool and coordinate official development assistance in conflict-affected communities in Mindanao. Launched in March 2006, it is guided by the findings and recommendations of the multi-donor Joint Needs Assessment of 2005.
The MTF finances the operations of the MTF- Reconstruction and Development Program (MTF-RDP), which supports the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MLF to plan, in manag - ing and implementing community-based reconstruction, live - lihood, and development initiatives. In addition to delivering much-needed development assistance on the ground, the program seeks to build the capacity of the BDA and other Bangsamoro organizations to lead development initiatives. It also serves as a means of encouraging dialogue between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF on development issues.
|Source Institution||World Bank|
|Place of Publication||Washington DC|
|Original Publication Date||March 31, 2012|