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PRESS RELEASE

Philippines: World Bank Statement on the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

March 26, 2014

The World Bank Group joins the global community in congratulating the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for their momentous signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). 

The World Bank Group, along with development partners and other stakeholders, has been supporting peace and inclusive growth in Mindanao through various programs and projects including social protection, community-driven development, upgrading of community infrastructure, and lately the formulation of the Bangsamoro Development Plan. We shall continue to scale up efforts to support programs that will broker sustainable peace and development in the Bangsamoro and Mindanao as a whole.


Former conflict-torn communities in Mindanao, the Philippines, are working together under the Mindanao Trust Fund to rebuild their lives.

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