The Mindanao Strategic Development Framework 2010-2020

August 15, 2011 at 08:15

Created by the Mindanao National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) regional offices and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Planning and Development Office, the MSDF is a ten-year roadmap for accelerated and more inclusive economic growth of the island. It will serve as a guide in the preparation of development plans for Mindanao regions.

The original preface to the MSDF is as follows:

The MSDF defines the role of Mindanao in national development as the country’s agri-industrial center, a role carved out of the current and emerging functions of the area and its potentials. This role is discussed in the three parts of this document, as follows: (a) the Vision Statement; (b) the Development Challenges; and (c) the Development Themes.

The first part provides the Vision Statement of Mindanao by 2020. It highlights the island’s economic and human development aspirations that are expected to be achieved, buttressed by the island’s rich natural resources, competitive human resources, and strong public-private cooperation.

The second part discusses the Development Challenges of Mindanao, particularly the fundamental issues and concerns restricting the development of the island. It centers on the need to harness the rich resources of the island, achieve a pro-poor and inclusive economic growth, address unpeace, and strengthen good governance and partnership.

The final part lays out the Development Themes. These themes are specific and strategic interventions in the form of policies and/or programs, projects and activities that are expected to respond to the identified Development Challenges and lead to the achievement of the Vision for Mindanao.

To download the entire document, click here.

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