Philippines Development Cooperation

By | July 8, 2021

Multilateral and bilateral development cooperation (DC)

After the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB), the European Union (EU) is the Philippines’ most important multilateral partner. The 28 member states of the EU together contribute around 60 percent of international development cooperation, making them the world’s largest donor. As the largest internal market in the world, the EU is also an important trading partner for many developing countries and exerts a corresponding influence on the world trade order. Responsibility for development cooperation is shared between the EU and its member states.

With the Treaty of Lisbon, which came into force on December 1, 2009, the EU received a new legal framework. According to this contract, the EU is the legal successor to the European Community (EC). In the amended EC Treaty, which will henceforth be called the “Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union”, the EU’s policy in the field of development cooperation is laid down in Articles 208 to 211. the eradication of poverty.

In bilateral German-Filipino development cooperation, the earlier priorities “Sustainable Economic Development” and “Environmental Protection and Sustainable Resource Management” will still be promoted for a while. In various regions of the Philippines, support is also provided to strengthen local self-government in the context of conflict management, peace building and poverty reduction. However, in the course of the planned concentration of German development cooperation on fewer partner countries and more thematic and regionally oriented priorities, cooperation with the Philippines is focused on peacebuilding and conflict transformation in the southern part of the country. The focus is on the Caraga region in northeast Mindanao, where the German government supports projects.

The Annual ODA Portfolio Review, which is prepared annually under the aegis of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), provides an overview and evaluation of all loans received and repayable from abroad. In particular, it checks whether the loans taken out are being used in accordance with and in accordance with the medium-term development projects of the government in Manila.

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Development cooperation organizations

Significant German and international organizations, institutions, associations, church and aid agencies that are active in development policy in the Philippines and / or provide humanitarian aid there are listed here:

  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • bread for the World
  • terre des hommes
  • Civil Peace Service Forum (ZFD)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Australian Aid Program (AusAID)
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • Netherlands Finance for Development
  • Oxfam

Useful addresses

German Embassy in Manila

Visitor address :

25 / F Tower 2, RCBC Plaza

6819 Ayala Ave (cor Sen. Gil Puyat Ave)

Makati City

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Telephone and fax numbers:

Telephone: (0063 2) 702 3000

Fax: (0063 2) 702 3015 or (0049) 30 1817 67170

Fax of the visa department: (0063 2) 702 3045

General visiting hours:

Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Office hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

(All times are local time in the Philippines.)

Outside of office hours, a consulate employee of the embassy can also be reached by phone – but only in urgent or emergencies! You can find out his / her telephone number on the embassy answering machine. Please note that this person on duty does not provide any information or advice on visa matters.

Further information – such as the postal address of the embassy – is available on the contact page of the German embassy in Manila.

German institutions in the Philippines

Goethe-Institut Manila

4-5 / F Adamson Center

121 Leviste St., Salcedo Village

1227 Makati City

Tel.: (+632) 8170978 and 8405723-4

Fax: (+632) 817-0979

German European School Manila

75 Swaziland St.

Better Living Subd.

1711 Parañaque City

Tel: (+632) 776 1000

Fax: (+632) 824 1517

German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

c / o 8 / F Döhle Haus Manila

30-38 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue

Barangay San Isidro

Makati City 1234

Metro Manila

Tel. +63 (0) 2 519 8110

Fax. + 63 (0) 2 310 3656

German Club, Inc.

Penthouse, Eurovilla Bldg. II

118 VA Rufino St., Legaspe Village

1229 Makati City

Tel: (+632) 817 3552

Fax: (+632) 892 8949

German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ GmbH)

9 / F PDCP Bank Center

V.A. Rufino cor. LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village

1227 Makati City

Tel: (+ 63-2) 651-5100

Fax: (+ 63-2) 753-1441

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Unit 2601 Discovery Center

25 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center

1600 Pasig City

Tel: (+632) 637 7186 / (02) 634 6919

Fax: (+632) 632 0697

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

5 / F Cambridge Center

108 Tordesillas cor. Gallardo Sts.

1227 Salcedo Village, Makati City

Tel. (+63 2) 894-3427, (+63 2) 894-3737, (+63 2) 894 3796

Fax: (+63 2) 893-6199

Hanns Seidel Foundation

Unit 4-D, Cypress Gardens Cond.

112 VA Rufino St., Legaspi Village

1229 Makati City

Tel. (+63 2) 752-0249

Fax: (+63 2) 893-7731

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Units 405-410, 4 / F La Fuerza Plaza 2

2241 Don Chino Roces Ave.

1231 Makati City

Tel. 819-6086 / 87

Fax: 819-6055

Information and institutions in Germany

The Asia House in Cologne with its library and the philippinenbüro eV offer a unique range of introductory literature – especially from non-governmental organizations -, contacts, information and opportunities for discussion in German-speaking countries. The German-Philippine Friends eV in Langenfeld in the Rhineland maintain close contacts with trade unionists, farmers, workers and fishermen in the Philippines and regularly organize German-Philippine exchange and visitor programs. The WG Peace Research at the University of Kassel, in cooperation with the Federal Peace Council Committee, also has a fairly extensive collection of articles relevant to the Philippines which enables access to different information and the look-up of archived texts.

Language courses et al.

Despite the diversity of languages in the Philippines, the offers are mostly oriented towards the north, which is dominant in both geographic and political terms. And there Tagalog is spoken, the roots of which are essentially Filipino. The Philippine Embassy offers an online Tagalog course for a fee. For more information on learning Filipino / Tagalog et al. can be found under the heading Society & Culture under Peoples and Languages.

Those interested in any kind of official statistics should consult the websites of the Philippine Statistics Authority.

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