EU extends support to the peace process in the Philippines

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The European Union allocated €9 million ($11.13 million) for 2012-2015 to support the peace process between the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

This grant is funded under the Instrument for Stability from the general budget of the EU, on top of an indicative budget of €130 million that has already been allotted for the Philippines for the years 2007-2013 through the Development Cooperation Instrument. The additional funding is aligned with the EU-Philippines Country Strategy for 2007-2013 which is primarily focused on the provision of support for the delivery of basic social services, boosting trade and investment flows, enhancing good governance and promoting reforms, and providing support to the Mindanao peace process.

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    Ezekiel is a senior development analyst and team leader at Devex. His primary role is monitoring and reporting on project opportunities and trends of leading multilateral and bilateral donor agencies. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Political Science, Ezekiel has extensive global development research experience having also worked at the World Youth Alliance, Asia and the Pacific (WYAAP).