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Sustainable livelihood towards a better, productive and peaceful Mindanao in the Philippines
Armed conflict has fuelled poverty, affected employment quality and hampered economic development in Mindanao. The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) has implemented the Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment or PLEDGE in 2012-2016. Sustainable livelihood was a major component along with community ownership and building the capacity of the BDA.
Funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), PLEDGE has supported confidence and peace-building efforts through local economic development. The Mindanao Trust Fund is a multi-donor grant facility by the European Union, Sweden, Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand and the World Bank.