Poverty Reduction

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.

Our Goals

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

Our Stories

vegetable garden
Established home vegetable gardens in Conner, Apayao. Native vegetables and root crops are possible alternative/complement to rice. (Photo: UNDP Philippines)
Putting food on the table through SAPAT

Like many housewives in the poor province of Apayao in the Philippines, Betty Nadnaden had difficulty putting food on the table for her growing family. Timesmore 

An average of 3,700 Filipinos leave daily either to work abroad or migrate permanently, making this sector the country's top dollar earner in the last two decades. (Photo: Courtesy of Catherine Pimentel, Office of the Governor of Ilocos Norte)
Overseas Filipinos Remittances for Development Project: Building a future back home

Jojo delos Santos is a 47-year-old father of two from Bohol province, in central Philippines. Each year, Jojo leaves the warmth of his family to spendmore 

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