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On September 23, 2010 the MCC signed a five-year, $434 million compact with the Philippines.  The compact is intended to support reforms and investments to modernize the Bureau of Internal Revenue, expand and improve a community-driven development project, Kalahi-CIDSS, and rehabilitate a secondary national road in Samar province.

MCA Status 

The Philippines' compact has not yet entered-into-force. The Philippines completed a three-year, $21 threshold program on May 29, 2009.  The program focused on improving anti-corruption efforts by strengthening the Office of the Ombudsman, improving revenue administration, and increasing enforcement capacity within the Department of Finance. Learn more about the MCA's threshold program.

Country Compact

The Philippines MCC compact
The Philippines' Monitoring and Evaluation plan
MCA-Philippines website

Country Eligibility

In the FY2011 selection process, the Philippines scored above the median on all six Ruling Justly indicators, three of five Investing in People indicators, and all six Economic Freedom indicators. The Philippines is a low income country (LIC).

Review the Philippines' performance on the FY2011 selection indicators

Review the Philippines' performance on the FY2010 selection indicators

Review the Philippines' performance on the FY2009 selection indicators

Review the Philippines' performance on the FY2008 selection indicators

Review the Philippines' performance on the FY2007 selection indicators

Review the Philippines' performance on the FY2006 selection indicators

Review the Philippines' performance on the FY2005 selection indicators

Learn more about the MCC's country selection process

Country Facts

Data are for 2009 (or most recent year available)

 Per capita income (GNI, current US$)

$2,050

 Poverty rate ($2 a day)

45.0%

 GDP growth (annual)

1.1%

 Population, total

 91,983,102

 Rural population (% of total)

34%

 Life expectancy

72 yrs

 Literacy rate

94%

Source: World Development Indicators 2010

The Philippines Country Brief from the World Bank

Other U.S. Policies

Review USAID Philippines' Mission page

Review USAID's strategy in the Philippines

Other Donors

The top three donors to the Philippines in 2009 were:

Donor

Gross ODA,
2008-2009 average
(USD millions)

 Japan

580

 United States

113

 Australia

85

Source: OECD/DAC database
*ODA is official development assistance

Other Resources

MCC Philippines website

Department of State country profile providing background on the Philippines' history and U.S.-Philippines relations

World Bank projects in the Philippines