The programme brief description
While the poverty incidence in the Philippines fell 5% between 2009 and 2015, there is increasing geographic disparity, most notable in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The UN Joint Programme addresses the risks and vulnerabilities that the Bangsamoro people, especially the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized, face in times of natural and human-induced disasters, that perpetuate the cycle of poverty. It focuses on three key interventions:
- Mainstreaming Risk Informed Shock Responsive Social Protection (RISR SP) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region;
- Building capacity of Bangsamoro institutions to analyze and monitor both natural and human-induced risks. Improving synergy and coordination between social protection programmes, climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness and management;
- Improving the poverty registry system to include risk and hazard vulnerability assessments, predictive analytics, inclusive targeting and effective monitoring.
Set up programmes respond to the pressing social and economic challenges in the Bangsamoro such as poverty, education, health, access to clean water and electricity, job opportunity, agricultural productivity.
Poor households with women, children, small rural farmers and fisher folk, and Indigenous Peoples (IPs), Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and ex-combatants outside the Listahanan.