Our Stories

  • A community tears down a former safe refuge to build a school in its placeA community tears down a former safe refuge to build a school in its placeSix months on from devastating Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP is beginning a process that will see new schools rise from the rubble.

  • Accelerating MDG Achievement: Stories from the PhilippinesDec 1, 2011Accelerating MDG Achievement: Stories from the PhilippinesThe case studies are categorized into three broad themes: (i) participatory policy advocacy, (ii) citizen monitoring, and (iii) innovative partnerships. While these initiatives vary widely in terms of their nature and scope of work, target groups, and adopted methods, they clearly illustrate a few key lessons. First, for any MDG advocacy and campaigning to be successful and make a tangible impact on people’s lives, people themselves need to be at the center of such efforts. Second, ordinary citizens do possess the capacity and willingness to actively engage in and own development processes that matter to them if appropriate support to develop their skills and know-how, knowledge, networks, and financial resources is provided until they become self-sustainable. Third, these statements are especially true when we aim to improve the lives of the poorest and the most marginalized. If not active participants, they will remain voiceless and marginalized. The seven cases which are presented in this compilation illustrate different ways in which citizens and communities participate to realize the MDGs in the Philippines. Many are the stories from the parts of the population that represent the worst sectors of poverty in the Philippines-- women, children, indigenous peoples and the urban poor.

  • After Philippines typhoon, clean-up brings recoveryAfter Philippines typhoon, clean-up brings recovery

  • Emergency work kick-starts recovery in Santa FeEmergency work kick-starts recovery in Santa FeSix months since devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, UNDP is providing emergency employment to affected communities so they can rebuild and move on from the disaster.

  • Empowered communities push for anti-discrimination lawsEmpowered communities push for anti-discrimination laws

  • From timber to tourists: Community transformation in Samar Island From timber to tourists: Community transformation in Samar Island

  • In Cebu, fishermen become carpenters to help rebuild their townIn Cebu, fishermen become carpenters to help rebuild their townFor as long as he can remember, Raymond Rodrigo has been a fisherman. Until recently, he relied on the sea off the northern coast of Cebu Province, one of the Visayas islands in the Philippines, to support his family of six.

  • Instilling water integrity in Sibagat, Philippines

  • Money transfers made easy in Philippines’ typhoon devastated cityMoney transfers made easy in Philippines’ typhoon devastated cityPeople participating in UNDP’s emergency employment scheme test an easier and safer way to get paid for helping to clear their city of mountains of debris left by super storm Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

  • Overseas Filipinos Remittances for Development (OFs-RED Project): Building a future back home Overseas Filipinos Remittances for Development (OFs-RED Project): Building a future back home

Contact UNDP in the Philippines

 

General Inquiries:

Email: registry.ph@undp.org
Phone Number: (632) 9010100
Fax Numbers: (632) 9010200, (632) 8897177
Postal Address: P.O. Box 7285 Domestic Airport, Post Office Locker Box, 1300 Domestic Road
Pasay City, Philippines

 

Media Inquiries:

Communications UNDP Philippines
Email: communications.ph@undp.org
Phone Number: (632) 9010238