Our Commitment


The Philippines enjoys a growing tourism industry and has proved resilient to the global financial crisis and recession. With economic growth that has averaged 5 percent since 2002, the Philippines now ranks as one of the most promising newly-industrialised countries. Notwithstanding this positive outlook, the country is prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 20 active volcanoes, and often buffeted by typhoons and violent storms. While the Philippines is making headway in combating tuberculosis, malaria and other major diseases, intensified efforts are required to reduce poverty, achieve universal primary education, improve child and maternal health, provide access to safe water and build resilience to natural hazards. (Sources: UNICEF 2016; UNDP 2016)

total population (thousands)
GNI per capita
Life expectancy at birth
68 years
Human Development Index
115 (out of 188)
Under-5 mortality rate
Primary school net enrolment
Adult HIV prevalence (% of the population)
People of all ages living with HIV (thousands)
improved access to safe water (% of the population)
moderate-severe underweight (% children under-5)

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