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ADB 2002-03: Indigenous Peoples / Ethnic Minorities and Poverty Reduction in the Philippines

This report outlines the problems in defining indigenous peoples, and gives an overview of indigenous peoples in the Philippines. The law and policy framework is discussed, with a description of the national dimensions of indigenous peoples' poverty. Poverty assessments for the Cordillera and Mindanao are given. Relevant development programs and projects, including ADB's experience in poverty reduction projects in the Philippines, are reviewed. Elements of a national plan of action for poverty reduction among indigenous peoples in the country are also presented.

Asian Development Bank
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ADB; poverty alleviation; poverty; poverty reduction;
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