Sustainable livelihoods for affected communities

Typhoon Bopha (Pablo): Sustainable livelihoods for affected communities (Australia's support to help the Philippines build back better): Final project fact sheet

Given the impact of Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Pablo) in the Municipality of Baganga, Davao Oriental that led to huge loss of life, alongside the devastation of the properties and livelihoods of those who survived. The International Labour Organization (ILO) employment intensive investment/infrastructure project focused on rehabilitating affected areas and offered employment opportunities to local communities.

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) supported the livelihood recovery initiative of the ILO which applies the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) as a post-calamity intervention in the three municipalities of Davao Oriental. Under the EIIP, local organizations were contracted to implement their post-calamity sub-projects and activities aimed to help individuals and households recover from the impact of Typhoon Bopha. The subprojects supported by the EIIP were those that utilized a labour intensive and local resource-based approach which aligned with reconstructive works, livelihood recovery initiatives and green works and green jobs.