The Programme promotes and enhances partnerships with government, civil society and the private sector to reduce poverty and achieve the MDGs by 2015. As of 2009 the Philippines had a poverty incidence of 26.5% of population against a 2015 target of 16.6%. This means that from 2010 to 2015, an estimated 10 million poor Filipinos must rise above poverty.
Through advocacy, technical assistance and capacity development, the Programme will ensure that (a) MDGs are monitored and mainstreamed in development plans and policies; (b) policies and schemes for social protection and inclusive and greener growth will be promoted; (c) access to and use of revenues from environmental and mineral resources, and overseas remittance for local development will be facilitated; and (d) local poverty reduction convergence efforts will be strengthened.more
Pledge to end poverty
Members of indigenous people’s groups in Isabela City in Basilan pledge to contribute to poverty eradication during the 2009 Global Stand Up campaign, which earned for the Philippines a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and a special citation at the 2010 MDG Summit. (Photo: City Government of Isabela)more
Projects and Initiatives
Philippines Poverty Environment Initiative: Environment and Natural Resources Revenues and Benefits for Poverty Reduction and Environmental Sustainability – Phase 1 and 2
The Philippine Poverty-Environment Initiative focuses on poverty reduction and sustainable development by integrating pro-poor agenda and environmental concerns into development planning and decision-making process. It aims at demonstrating that, if managed properly and sustainably, natural resources can propel the country to a path of an inclusive and sustainable development. more
This project addresses the goal of harnessing the potential of overseas remittances for poverty reduction and consequently, local economic development. more