As of June 2017, about 650,000 people (52 percent of whom are women) in 284 villages across Mindanao have benefited from 641 community infrastructure and livelihood subprojects (access roads, water systems, community centers and pre- and post-harvest facilities) and support for community-enterprise development.
The Philippines is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards, which undermines poverty reduction and long-term growth. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck the Philippines in 2013, is considered the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall. Typhoon Yolanda has caused over 6,300 reported fatalities and an additional 2.3 million people were estimated to have fallen below the poverty line. The total damage and loss was estimated at PHP 571.1 billion (USD 12.9 billion) hampering economic growth by about 0.9 % in 2013, and another 0.3 % in 2014.
By Ty Morrissey
Summary of publication
This publication is the End of Program Review for the BEAM-ARMM program.
The Basic Education Assistance for Muslim Mindanao (BEAM-ARMM) program was a major education and peace program of the Australian Government in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd).