For decades, recurring militarized clashes and localized violence in Mindanao have been killing people, displacing thousands of families and thwarting development of its bountiful natural and human resources; and thus keeping the island in a continuing status of neither war nor peace. USAID/Philippines has supported a wide range of development programs in Mindanao in the areas of economic growth, family health, education, environmental management, energy and local governance. Since the mid-1990s, USAID has endeavored increasingly sought through its programs not only to promote Mindanao’s social and economic development but also reduce the sources of its conflicts and build conditions for peace.
|Source Institution||United States Agency for International Development|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||November 1, 2008|
|Tags||Mindanao Programs Evaluation|