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Philippines Development Cooperation Factsheet

May 2024

Estimated Australian ODA: 2024-25: $94.2m
Gross National Income Per Capita: US3,950 (2022)
Population: 115.6m (2022) 

Australian ODA2022-23 Actual ($m)*2023-24 Budget Estimate ($m)*2024-25 Budget Estimate ($m)*
Country Programs68.169.470.4
Other Government Departments3.94.95.5
Total ODA to the Philippines100.889.994.2

*Due to rounding, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items in totals.

Pie chart of Australian ODA, Philippines by Sector Group, 2024-25 budget estimate:
9% Agriculture, Trade and Other Production Sectors.
8% Economic Infrastructure and Services.
25% Education.
29% Governance.
3% Health.
18% Humanitarian.
8% Multisector and General Development Support.

Australia and the Philippines’ 50-year development partnership is a key pillar of the bilateral relationship.
Our development assistance to the Philippines aims to promote prosperity, underpinned by stability and resilience.

Strategic direction

The Australian development program in the Philippines has a longstanding focus on education, peace and security, including in Muslim Mindanao, and disaster and climate resilience, with a focus on gender and social inclusion. Under the forthcoming Australia-Philippines Development Partnership Plan 2024-29, we will look to enhance cooperation on economic governance, climate resilience, and renewable energy transition. We work at the national and community level across a range of sectors, allowing us to deepen our bilateral relationship and build enduring partnerships.

Program highlights in 2022-23

  • Provided $6.4 million in emergency humanitarian support to those affected by Super Typhoon Rai and Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae through UN agencies and non-government organisations.
  • Improved education access to disadvantaged and remote communities in the Bangsamoro region by supporting early grade education of 6,559 girls and 6,883 boys.
  • Trained 145 senior Philippine government officials through four Australia Awards short courses focused on Digital Leadership in the Public Sector, Law of the Sea, Emergency Broadcasting, and Dam Design and Safety.
  • Provided over 8.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses (since 2020), including six million paediatric doses, as well as routine immunisation support.
  • Funded research and capacity building projects to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of agri-food systems for human, environmental and economic resilience.
  • Trained 109 local government officials and community members (93 per cent women and girls) to promote sexual and reproductive health and help prevent gender-based violence.
  • Supported 270 women entrepreneurs (including seven with disabilities) to improve 49 micro and small enterprises.
Priority Sustainable Development Goals. 
Goal 1, No Poverty.
Goal 2, Zero Hunger.
Goal 3, Good Health and Wellbeing.
Goal 4, Quality Education. 
Goal 5, Gender Equality.
Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation.
Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Goal 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.
Goal 10, Reduced Inequalities. 
Goal 13, Climate Action. 
Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals.
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