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Philippines

by | Mar 12, 2015

We are happy to start the year with an challenging new assignment in The Philippines. This is our first time in The Philippines.

Our team will spend a month in Manila in Spring working with the Department of Budget and management from the Government of the Philippines to assist in the contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and poverty reduction.

Our team will evaluate an EU contribution to reduce poverty through improved public finance management resulting in improved delivery of basic services by local governments.

The specific objective of the project is to enhance capacity of local governments to generate
revenue and to allocate and spend public funds more effectively and efficiently.

We use Earth Science technology to improve the quality of life in our world, especially the economic livelihood opportunities of the world's most vulnerable populations and the sustainable use of the natural resources of our planet. Our work is divided in six main program areas- Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Poverty & Livelihoods and Climate Services.