Capital Manila
Population 84.6 million
Life Expectancy 71.3
Access to clean water 93%
Adult literacy 93.3%
Under five mortality 33 per 1,000 live births
GDP per head (US$ PPP) $5,137

    MDG-F Case Study Evaluation

  • This evaluation is a knowledge-generating exercise whose goal is to: 1) Assess the MDG-F's contribution, at national level, to the achievement of the MDGs, the principles of the Paris Declaration and the UN reform initiative to “Deliver as One”; 2) Identify best practices and lessons learned in order to inform future joint programming for development; and 3) Connect local level programme interventions with national level policy-making processes by highlighting successful pilot initiatives with the potential for replication and scale-up.

    Philippines_Country Final Evaluation.pdf (1.21 MB)
  • Country Fact Sheet

  • This Fact Sheet summarizes the key achievements of the Joint Programmes in the Philippines.

    Philippines Joint Programmes Fact Sheet.pdf (192 KB)

Our Joint Programmes

Alternatives to migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino youth
Despite high economic growth, the Philippines, with a fast growing population, is not able to provide sufficient jobs to reduce poverty. Some 1.46 million young people were unemployed in 2010, half of them with secondary school educations and 40 % with college degrees. In the search for decent work, many young Filipinos move from rural to urban areas, with some opting to go overseas. The Joint Programme worked on two fronts: increasing access to decent jobs for young men and women in the country’s poorest areas, and improving policies on youth employment and migration by encouraging the participation of all stakeholders in the process. 
Ensuring Food Security and Nutrition for Children 0-24 Months Old in the Philippines
A 2008 national survey revealed that one in five Filipino children under the age of 5 was underweight and almost a third were stunted. The recent energy, food and financial crises have added to the challenge set by the government of reducing the prevalence of underweight to 17.25% by 2015. The Joint Programme supported these efforts, concentrating on improving exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices in children 0-24 months.
Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor
Some 16 million Filipinos do not have access to safe drinking water. This Joint Programme improved delivery of water to 122,000 households by encouraging investment in services for poor communities, increasing local capacities to develop, operate and manage water supply utilities and supporting communications campaigns advocating for "water for all."
Strengthening the Philippines’ Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change
The Philippines are particularly vulnerable to climate change, which is threatening to hamper attainment of the MDGs. This Joint Programme's goal was to improve the country's capacity to plan and implement projects to mitigate the impact of climate change, with a focus on the most disaster-prone eastern seaboard.


Philippines: Fighting poverty is still post-2015 priority

250 civil society organizations, following MDG-F-backed consultation process, say improving quality of life for poorest and most marginalized people should top agenda in MDGs successor framework.  


MDG-F promotes breast-feeding in the Philippines

Lactation stations set up in public markets facilitate nursing for women vendors.


MDG-F youth jobs programme transitions to Filipino management

Provincial government will ensure sustainability of employment intiatives in Maguindanao.



Filipino youth who can’t find work start their own

In a country with soaring youth unemployment, young people got MDG-Fund support to train as entrepreneurs and open their own businesses.


MDG-F marks Youth Day in Philippines

President Benigno Aquino presides at event spotlighting strategies to improve youth employability.