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  • Children celebrate as USAID delivers new desks to their school, where displaced students from Marawi now attend. USAID has committed over $14 million in relief, recovery and rehabilitation to support communities affected by the conflict in Marawi City.

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  • Over 16,000 youth from conflict-affected areas of Mindanao have made the journey—with USAID alongside them—from becoming out-of-school to outstanding members of their community. Read about Bryan’s path to productive adulthood.

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  • This year commemorates the U.S.-ASEAN 40 Years of Partnership. The United States has partnered with ASEAN and its member states on economic engagement, security, rule of law, sustainable development, human rights, and people-to-people programming.

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  • USAID helps improve teaching and learning techniques in the Philippines, and has helped develop over 1.6 million new readers in the country. This unlocks children’s potential for a lifetime of learning and productivity.

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  • Bohol wasn’t always a top tourist destination, but the partnership between the U.S. and the Philippines gave the island the tools to flourish. Bohol models good governance, enjoys active citizen participation and contributes to national growth.

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  • USAID engages the private sector to help solve some of the world’s most intractable development challenges. The Philippines hosts some of the most robust partnerships, leveraging skills and sustainably generating resources.

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  • The Philippines has the highest recorded prevalence of TB in the world. USAID supports the Philippine government’s objective to reach every person with TB, cure those in need of treatment and help stop this global public health threat.

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  • USAID is a business-focused development agency focused on results and committed to accountability. Our assistance in the Philippines is both a gift and an investment on behalf of the American people. It contributes to a future that all of us will share.

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Small-scale Cassava Growers Earn Big in the Philippines
Small-Scale Cassava Growers Earn Big in the Philippines
With 155 Million Views, USAID and IOM X Domestic Work Video Hits Home
Domestic Workers’ Rights Video Hits Home in Asia
Young Filipinos Gain Access to Basic Education
Young Filipinos Gain Access to Basic Education

About Philippines

The Philippines, Southeast Asia’s oldest democracy, is a key development, trade and security partner with the United States. Gains from the country’s rapidly growing economy have mostly been confined to the capital region, resulting in inequitable access to opportunities for people to rise out of poverty and better their lives. This disparity marginalizes already vulnerable populations, further jeopardizing the country’s stability.

Our partnership with the Philippine government is critical to sustain recent gains, foster growth that is enjoyed by all Filipinos and secure the country’s standing as a stable ally in a strategically important region.

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Philippines Country Profile [PDF]

Last updated: November 16, 2017

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Mission Contact

Lawrence Hardy II, Mission Director
USAID/Philippines
Annex 2 Building, U.S. Embassy, 1201 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita
Manila
Philippines
Postal Code - M 
1000
Phone 
+63 (2) 301-6000
Fax 
+63 (2) 301-6213

USAID Contact

Melissa Kennison, Desk Officer
U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
USA
Phone 
(202) 712-4521