Authored by: Anisah U. Lingga
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) was recorded as the second-fastest-growing region in the country, with 7.5% Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) growth in 2021. Accompanied by this economic growth is the reduction of the proportion of poor families from 55.9% in 2018 to 39.4% in 2021.
However, this significant economic improvement at the regional level does not translate to the provincial level which poses a challenge in expanding and making the growth inclusive in all areas of BARMM. This paper looks into the poverty profile of the BARMM provinces to provide valuable insights and policy recommendations that could help alleviate the poor families in the next succeeding years.
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