Sustainability of the Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services Program in Mindanao

This paper presents an evaluation of the sustainability of the CIDSS in
Mindanao and recommendations for its continued implementation in the
island region. The paper briefly discusses the armed conflict situation
and the related issue of cultural disparities, although it does not
elaborate on the causes of the conflict and its impact on the situation
of minority groups.

The Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (CIDSS) is
a program that is being implemented on a national level by the
government and, notwithstanding its documented success nationwide, has
to be competent enough to weather the storms of Mindanao's multifaceted
predicament. In order to adequately address poverty in Mindanao where
majority of the Philippines' poorest provinces are found, the CIDSS
must be an enduring program. It must also relate to the unique
socio-cultural phenomena that contribute to poverty and
underdevelopment in the island region.

This paper presents an evaluation of the sustainability of the CIDSS in
Mindanao and recommendations for its continued implementation in the
island region. The paper briefly discusses the armed conflict situation
and the related issue of cultural disparities, although it does not
elaborate on the causes of the conflict and its impact on the situation
of minority groups.

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