UNDP Results: The Philippines

22 Mar 2012

Document Summary

Philippines has experienced relatively high economic growth over the past decade, reaching 7.6 percent in 2010. A persistent challenge, however, has been to translate this growth into equitable and sustainable poverty reduction, with over a quarter of the population remaining below the poverty line.


In support of the country’s poverty reduction strategy, the work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focuses on developing policies that help the poor, promote inclusive growth and advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


  • The number of families unable to produce enough food to support themselves in nine vulnerable communities was reduced by 60 percent.
  • More than 1,200 people were trained on improving the production of alternative and seasonal crops to expand the food base and increase resilience to disasters and crop diseases.
  • Community-Based Monitoring Systems were established in 60 municipalities covering 1,400 villages providing the statistical basis for 10 Provincial MDG Progress Reports.
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