Programme for Local Economic Development Through Enlightened Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)
The Programme for Local Economic Development Through Enlightened Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE) is the economic and livelihood component of MTFRDP. It aims to contribute to confidence and peace building efforts through local economic development and sustainable livelihood creation in conflict affected areas in Mindanao.
The goal of the program is to help reduce poverty, promote inclusive growth, support confidence building and lasting peace in Mindanao through practical approaches on local economic development through enlightened governance and grassroots empowerment.
It is supported by the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), a fund facility supported by various donors such as such as the European Union, the Swedish International Development Agency, the Australian Embassy Philippines, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada, the United States Agency for International Development, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the World Bank which also serves as the Trust Fund Secretariat.
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