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  • For over 50 years, USAID has worked closely with its Philippine partners—from grassroots communities, civil society, academia, businesses, local governments and national level agencies—to help the country achieve its development objectives.

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  • They are not tall, but this natural mangrove forest has been serving as breeding ground for various species of fish. USAID supports the goals of sustainable fisheries management that benefit fishers and coastal communities.

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  • USAID helped established small-scale irrigation systems and taught rice farmers how to make science-based decisions to adapt to climate change and secure more stable futures for themselves and their communities.

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  • A nurse from the Maragusan Rural Health Unit, left, gets ready to visit patients in surrounding villages on a motorcycle taxi, which accommodates up to six passengers.

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  • Students of Sagkahan Elementary School enjoy their newly built, fully-furnished classrooms. The U.S.-funded structure will benefit over 1,900 students who have been attending classes in temporary learning spaces since Typhoon Haiyan damaged their school.

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  • Fishery protection teams which consist of local government employees and police, patrol their respective municipal waters. With USAID’s assistance, Bohol is strengthening its coastal monitoring and protection program particularly in the Danajon Bank.

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  • A student from La Union being tested on Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA). The EGRA assessment activity is aimed to inform USAID/Basa Pilipinas Program about the current level of reading skills of Grade 2 students across schools in several provinces.

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  • Muslim women participate in an “Usapan Session” in a USAID-assisted birthing clinic in Maguindanao in ARMM.

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  • Students now enjoy their newly constructed, typhoon and earthquake-resilient classrooms after the devastation of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).This reconstruction is part of a larger USAID-funded effort to rebuild and equip more than 200 classrooms in Leyte.

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  • Maylene Reyes, 21, is a mother and entrepreneur who saves her earnings with mobile money. USAID works with microfinance institutions to use mobile money to facilitate deposits, collect loan payments, and service payroll and loan payouts.

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Young Filipinos Gain Access to Basic Education
Young Filipinos Gain Access to Basic Education
Bringing Safer Deliveries to Mothers and Newborns in the Philippines
Bringing Safer Deliveries to Mothers and Newborns in the Philippines
Filipino Students Regain Access to Clean Water After Typhoon Damage
Filipino Students Regain Access to Clean Water After Typhoon Damage

About Philippines

The Philippines, Southeast Asia's oldest democracy, is a key development, trade and security partner to the United States. Its economy has grown substantially in recent years, but the gains have not yet generated sufficient improvements in the lives of many Filipinos.

Since 2012, the U.S.-Philippines Partnership for Growth has addressed the Philippines’ most binding constraints to lasting, shared growth: ineffective governance, insufficient public financing, inadequate infrastructure and weak human capacity. USAID's work is critical to sustain recent gains and foster more inclusive economic growth that is enjoyed by all Filipinos.

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Philippines Country Profile [PDF]

Last updated: September 25, 2017

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Dr. Susan Brems, 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