Closed Compact Report: Philippines Compact


In 2010, MCC partnered with Philippines to implement a five-year, $385 million compact designed to increase the country’s economic growth by investing water and sanitation, roads, land tenure, and agriculture.

Country Context

The Philippines is an archipelagic state comprised of more than 7,000 islands dividing the Pacific Ocean from the South China Sea. Household incomes were stagnant and inequality remained high when the country was selected as eligible for an MCC compact in 2008.

The Kalahi-CIDSS Project

The Kalahi-CIDSS Project aimed to improve welfare in rural areas by targeting communities where poverty incidence was greater than the national average with small-scale, community driven development projects that targeted basic infrastructure needs.

Revenue Administration Reform Project

The Revenue Administration Reform Project aimed to increase and improve the Philippines’ ability to sustain higher collection of tax revenues and help to reduce tax-related graft and malfeasance.

Secondary National Roads Development Project

The Secondary National Roads Development Project aimed to reduce transportation costs and provide additional economic opportunities to rural residents.

Compact Changes

Learn how MCC and the Government of Philippines mutually agreed-upon adjustments to compact targets.

Coordination and Partnerships

Learn about MCC’s efforts to leverage resources and expertise from donors and international institutions as part of the Philippines Compact.

Conditions Precedent

Read the conditions that the Philippines needed to meet under the terms of the compact prior to disbursing project funds.

Lessons Learned

Understand what MCC learned from the Philippines Compact and how those lessons are applied to our programs today.

  • Signed: September 23, 2010
  • Entry into Force: May 25, 2011
  • Compact End Date: May 25, 2016