27 June 2023
Common Country Analysis for the 2024-2028 Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework
As part of the preparation of the forthcoming 2024-2028 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (CF), the United Nations in the Philippines prepared the Common County Analysis (CCA) that provides a comprehensive overview of the current situation in the country. The CCA found that the Philippines has been characterised by high inequality and concentration of wealth as economic growth has not translated into commensurate human development outcomes. Food and nutrition insecurity, maternal mortality and child stunting rates are high for a country aspiring to be an upper middle-income country. The country is at high risk of the impact of climate change, and its exposure to natural hazards, continuous degradation of natural resource base and pollution already have serious consequences for the economy and health. Long-standing human rights challenges are both a cause and a consequence of inequality and development challenges. The peace process underway in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has the greatest potential to deliver a lasting peace and eliminate key drivers of poverty and instability in the region. Further progress on SDGs requires continued action for rapid recovery and making the economy more inclusive, competitive, innovative and resilient; making governance more transparent and accountable; promoting a more human rights conducive climate; supporting peace and development in regions that are also the most economically marginalised; promoting evidence-based and participatory policymaking; deepening commitment to leaving no one behind with focus on the vulnerable groups; strengthening the human rights-based approach to drug policies, investing in human capital; action on climate change, environmental governance and pollution; and reducing disaster risks emanating from climate change and increasing natural hazards. The CCA also includes a robust analysis of drivers of exclusion and adopted the United Nations framework for identifying groups left behind or at risk of being left behind. The CCA provides the foundation for the 2024-2028 CF – the first new generation cooperation framework in the Philippines – that will be the key strategic document guiding the work of all United Nations development system entities in their joint endeavour to support the country on its part to sustainable development and the achievement of 2030 Agenda.