Philippines and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Philippine President Aquino addresses CCT event at ADB HQ

    Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III on 13 January gave a keynote address at the conference on Sustaining the Gains of Conditional Cash Transfers in the Philippines hosted by the Department for Social Welfare and Development. President Nakao made welcome remarks, emphasizing ADB's strong support for the Government's social protection agenda. See the photo.

  • Transitions to K–12 Education Systems

    With more than 140 countries currently offering or in transition to a kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) school education system, this desk study explored the experiences of four countries—Mongolia, Philippines, Poland, and Turkey—and one Canadian province, Ontario, in preparing and implementing K-12 systems.

  • Building Back Better for the Marginalized Youth of Typhoon Yolanda

    Two years after Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines, out-of-school youth supported by ADB are training for a lifetime of opportunities, building their lives not just back, but better.

  • Philippines: A New Horizon for One of Asia's Most Promising Nations

    Since its creation in 1966, ADB has been one of the key development partners of the Philippines. From 1969 to 2010, ADB approved loans amounting to $12.4 billion for the Philippines, of which almost 80% financed projects in agriculture and natural resources, energy, finance, public sector management, and transport and information and communication technology. 

The Philippines is among the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia, with upgrades to sovereign investment ratings confirming improvements in the country’s macroeconomic fundamentals. The Government of the Philippines has defined its development objectives as driving rapid but inclusive economic growth, accelerating employment on a massive scale, and reducing poverty.

Since 1966, ADB has been a strong partner in the development of the Philippines, its host country. The ADB country partnership strategy, 2011-2016 for the Philippines focuses on improving the investment climate, more effectively delivering social services, and minimizing disaster risks. Weight is also given to strengthening governance, and developing infrastructure through public channels, as well as building on the successes of the government’s public-private partnerships.


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99.88(2014) Population in millions

1.9%(2009-2014) Average annual population growth rate

25.2%(2012) Population living below the national poverty line

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