In the Philippines we help to lay the foundations for locally-owned, inclusive and sustainable peace and development.

We work with businesses, indigenous peoples and governments to help communities shape and benefit from economic development. We have pioneered a conflict incident monitoring system to understand the causes and costs of conflict. We research the impact that ‘shadow’ economies, like the trafficking of drugs, guns and people, have on conflict and development. We also support the peace negotiations between the government and rebel forces.

Our work is important because ethnic, political and economic violence continue to threaten and destabilise peace in the Philippines.

We have been working in the Philippines since 1988.


Honor: Stories of Valor in Marawi

This documentary highlights the work of unsung heroes during the Marawi conflict and the power of local responses that cut across faith, ethnicity and identity in the midst of tragedy.

Conflict incidents and deaths in Mindanao, the Philippines in 2017

Infographics: Guns, drugs and extremism in the Bangsamoro

We have broken down our 2017 conflict data from the southern Philippines into an infographic pack, to sharpen discourse, deepen understanding and encourage effective context-based actions on key conflict issues in the region.