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Monitoring the Bangsamoro conflict

Shaping development approaches in the Philippines

This project monitors violent conflict and crime in the core territories within the Bangsamoro – a proposed autonomous region within the Philippines – in order to inform and shape development approaches.

The Philippines is approaching a landmark step in the peace process between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front, after decades of conflict. Yet it is feared that some groups will violently contest these agreements, as witnessed in the hostilities by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and recent attack by a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City.

Using the Conflict Alert system, we systematically monitor any conflict (particularly violent conflict) within the Bangsamoro, generating data, analysis and recommendations that can inform development plans and policies. We hope this will lead to greater adoption of this robust and reliable conflict monitoring system.

To sustain this initiative, we will also strengthen the capacities of partners in conflict monitoring.