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Hearts and minds: A road to building the capacity of the Bangsamoro in the Philippines

Armed groups after decades of fighting often have no direct background or experience of managing, implementing and delivering development projects. 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.

Date issued: 19 September 2017 |
Building the capacity of the BDA was a major component along with sustainable livelihoods and community ownership.

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.