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This report is a synthesis of the findings from research that had three (3) phases and identifies key recommendations
that could guide the recovery of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) economy. Phase
1 was the conduct of a household survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on BARMM residents. Phase 2
was the construction of Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) models to project BARMM’s economy in the immediate term.
Phase 3 was the construction of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models to project BARMM’s economy for
2020 to 2022.
This report was developed with the financial support of the Global Sustainable
Supply Chains for Marine Commodities (GMC) project. GMC is an interregional
initiative imple- mented by the Ministries and Bureaus of Fisheries and Planning of
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Indonesia and the Philippines, with technical support of the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), facilitated by the Sustainable
Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
This brief presents findings of an evaluation of a digital cash transfer disbursement pilot project during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. Our findings present beneficiaries’ perceptions and experience of digital cash transfers and their financial behavior upon gaining access to mobile money. We share recommendations for scaling up this model with other national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), and mobile money operators (MMOs).