USAID Questions Aid Failure in Philippine Region

The United States Agency for International Development is asking the Philippines' Office on Muslim Affairs to explain why USAID assistance failed to improve the lives of people residing in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. OMA Executive Director Datu Ali B. Sangki has yet to respond but he suggested that USAID and other international donors should give OMA the authority to check and monitor the progress of development projects in the country, the

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.