Fostering More Inclusive Growth


The ARMM, Caraga, and Bicol continue to be the poorest regions of the country (Table 6). All three of these regions had poverty headcount rates of over 50 percent in 2006. The Mindanao regions, with the exception of Davao, had poverty rates of more than 40 percent. Although the Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga have recorded improvements in poverty incidence, they continue to account for a disproportionate share of total poverty. For example, the Mindanao regions together account for 32 percent of poverty but only for 23 percent of the total population. In contrast, the NCR, home to about 15 percent of the population, accounts for less than 5 percent of total poverty. However, poverty incidence in the NCR has risen steadily since 2000

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