This DevPulse issue focuses on the economic potentials and imperatives of an autonomous Bangsamoro.

The main article answers a very basic question that people in Mindanao often ask: How will the creation of an autonomous Bangsamoro government affect our lives? The other articles discuss two important roles of the new Bangsamoro government in a region that will be
mainstreamed in Philippine governance: development planning and investment programming.

Bangsamoro law to address financing of priority social, infrastructure investments

The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is seen to address the issue of delivery and, most importantly, financing of priority investments identified in the Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP). Among the priority programs in the BDP during the next two years are the provision of water and sanitation services; improvement of access to health

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Inclusive participation needed in Bangsamoro Development Plan, from national government down to Muslim Ulamas

Development planning will be one of the crucial powers to be exercised by the proposed Bangsamoro government, and experts agree that the implementation of the Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP) should involve different stakeholders, from the national government agencies down to local Muslim religious leaders. While the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is still being reviewed by

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Potential impacts of the creation of Bangsamoro on Mindanao regions

With the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) currently undergoing congressional review and scrutiny, it is apt to ask about the socioeconomic implications of the creation of the Bangsamoro on the other Mindanao regions.  Essentially, the expected benefits for Mindanao will primarily be on improved security, thus motivating more economic activities and harnessing the full economic potentials of Mindanao regions towards overall Philippine growth

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‘Just economy’ and inclusive growth in an autonomous Bangsamoro

Almost half a century of armed conflict has painted a portrait of socioeconomic disproportion in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Here, the indicators of economy and poverty are glaring. In 2012, when the Philippine economy grew by 6.8 percent, which was one of the fastest worldwide, ARMM’s gross regional domestic product grew by only 1.1 percent

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