Scaling Up Governance and Resiliency (SUGAR) in the Urban and Rural areas along the Davao River Watershed. SUGAR aims using community governance and resilience, the settled poor settlements within the Davao River Watershed, particularly those located in high risk areas along the river system, are able to mitigate and act with appropriate measures on their conditions of poverty, conflict and disaster vulnerability to natural and man- made hazards.
The German Catholic Bishops
Organization for Development
Cooperation. For over 50 years,
Misereor has been committed to
fighting poverty in Africa, Asia, and
Latin America. Misereor’s support is
available to any human being in need -
regardless of their religion, ethnicity or
The official relief and development
agency of the 40 British and Irish
Churches and works to support
sustainable development, alleviate
poverty, support civil society and
support disaster relief in South
America, the Caribbean, the Middle
East, Africa and Asia. Christian Aid
campaigns to change the rules and
systems that keep people poor.
Christian Aid has fought poverty for
more than 65 years.
MinLand provides capacity building and
implementation support to the Mindanao
Trust Fund - Reconstruction and Development Program (MTF-RDP) and
the Bangsamoro Development Agency
(BDA) on Financial Management and
The MTF-RDP features intensive
participation of Bangsamoro stakeholders
in planning, management and
implementation of reconstruction and
development initiatives. The MTF-RDP
undertakes capacity-building, networking
and community development activities in
conflict-affected communities. The MTFRDP is implemented by the BDA. The
MTF Secretariat of the World Bank
oversees the Program.
The BDA is the development arm of the
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and
derives its authority and legitimacy from
the Government of the Republic of the
Philippines (GRP)-MILF Tripoli Agreement
on Peace of June 22, 2001. The BDA is
mandated to determine, lead and manage
relief, rehabilitation and development
programs in conflict affected areas in
Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF)Facility
The MTF is a mechanism through which
development partners pool and
coordinate official development
assistance in conflict-affected
communities in Mindanao. The MTF
finances the operations of the MTF-RDP.
The MTF is supported by the European
Union (EU), Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency
(SIDA), Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA), the World
Bank, USAID, AusAID and the
government of New Zealand.
The Interim Steering Committee of the
MTF is co-chaired by the BDA, the World
Bank and the Office of the Presidential
Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).
The EPG-PROGRESS program aims to uplift the lives of people living in poverty in the Municipalities of Antipas, Arakan, Magpet, Matalam, and Pres. Roxas, North Cotabato through improved and responsive local governance and strong participation of the community.
Specifically, it aims to strengthen the capacities of local government units (LGUs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to effectively collaborate in development planning, project implementation and policy making, and to strengthen CSOs in their the role as governance “watchdogs” aimed at making LGUs aware of their accountabilities to the communities and ensure transparency in their performance of their duties.
EPG-PROGRESS’s Main Activities are as follows:
Capacity-building of LGUs at barangay and municipal levels to integrate good governance principles such as accountability, transparency, participation and others.
Capacity-building of CSOs on social accountability that includes constructive engagement and performance monitoring of LGUs.
Advocacy and networking among CSOs to support engagement with LGUs and to share governance best practices.
Installation in local CSOs the M&E tools for LGU performance monitoring and for objectively verifying the results of LGUs’ self-assessment in LGPMS
The European Union is made up of 27 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders. The European Commission is the EU's executive body.
Action Against Hunger
ACF international | Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger and malnutrition. ACF responds to help vulnerable populations around the world through programs that empower communities to overcome the barriers standing in their way.
In the Philippines, ACF tackles the root causes of hunger, prevents outbreaks of life-threatening acute malnutrition, and helps the most vulnerable communities regain self- sufficiency through integrated programs in health and nutrition, care practices and psychosocial and care practices, food security and livelihoods; water, sanitation and hygiene; disaster risk management; good governance and advocacy while incorporating crosscutting issues such as gender, care for the environment, climate change adaptation and cultural sensitivity.
ACF programs save lives and provide communities with long-term solutions to hunger and its underlying causes. We work in more than 45 countries and reach approximately eight million people annually.
Jessie M. Robredo Institute of Governance
For the EPG project, JRIG developed and implemented the capacity building for LGU Officials and CSOs in the communities. Early this year, 25 February 2015, the contract between ACF International and DLSU-JRIG officially ended.
Department of Interior and Local Government-Associate Partner
The Republic Act No. 6975, otherwise known as the Department of Interior Local Government Act of 1990, designates DILG as the executive department responsible for promoting peace and order, ensuring public safety and strengthening local government capability aimed towards the effective delivery of basic services to the citizenry. In terms of its oversight functions among LGUs, one of the agency’s key goals is to “improve the performance of local governments in governance, administration and economic development and environmental management”.