Publication: Investing in Skills to Promote Inclusive Growth in Mindanao
In 2015, the World Bank embarked on a collaborative effort to understand and address the jobs challenge in Mindanao through the Mindanao Jobs Report (MJR). Good jobs — jobs that raise real income and lift people out of poverty — were needed for more than two million Mindanawons who were either unemployed or underemployed at the time of writing. In addition, large cohorts of youth would enter the labor force in the next few years and better jobs were needed for the many Mindanawons who were currently employed informally and who accounted for more than half of total employment in Mindanao. Following extensive consultations with many of Mindanao's leaders and stakeholders, the report came up with recommendations around the three areas, namely: (1) raising agricultural productivity and improving farm-to-market connectivity; (2) boosting human development; and (3) addressing drivers of conflict and fragility and building up institutions in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and conflict-affected areas.
“Acosta, Pablo; Igarashi, Takiko; Rodriguez, Ruth; Schmillen, Achim; Zapanta, Arianna. 2019. Investing in Skills to Promote Inclusive Growth in Mindanao. World Bank Social Protection Policy Note,no. 19;. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/32508 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”