Mindanao 2000 Dev't Plan Ready for Reg'l Consultations
DAVAO CITY -- The review team for the Mindanao 2000 Development Framework Plan is all set for a Mindanao-wide consultation with local government, private sector and civil society stakeholders starting next month.
Spearheaded by the Mindanao Economic Development Council (MEDCo) with counterparts from National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Regional offices, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional offices in Mindanao, and Mindanao Business Council (MinBC), the regional consultations will be conducted to discuss the framework plan with the stakeholders, generate inputs on the assessment as well as gather and validate relevant Mindanao data.
An assessment guideline is already formulated by the team to be used in their rounds of consultation. The participants are currently doing pre-fieldwork activities in preparation for the consultations and data gathering activities at the regions.
The Mindanao 2000 Development Framework Plan is an economic development blueprint that shows intricate relationship of economic growth and poverty alleviation as well as peace and security in the island-region. Its advent in 1995 initially paved the way for an integrated Mindanao economy. …