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.
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.
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.
Read the conditions that the Philippines needed to meet under the terms of the compact prior to disbursing project funds.
Understand what MCC learned from the Philippines Compact and how those lessons are applied to our programs today.