Mindanao Reconstruction and Development Program
Mindanao, in the southern region of the Philippines, has been affected by conflict for more than three decades. Some armed groups are still active in this region. Eighteen of Mindanao’s 24 provinces have been seriously affected by the conflict. The indigenous communities in Mindanao are among the poorest and most vulnerable, and have been historically excluded from government programs. Many of these provinces have the lowest living 4 standards and levels of public services in the Philippines. Conflict has also eroded social capital and cohesion, and has limited the potential for the socio-economic develop- ment of Mindanao.
|Source Institution||World Bank|
|Place of Publication||Washington DC|
|Original Publication Date||January 1, 2007|