- 47,355 poor families (2018)
- Poverty incidence reduced by more than half to over the past decade, now at 15.5%
- High vulnerability: 43% of poor lost incomes during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Bohol Integrated Development Foundation, Inc. (BIDEF) leading the Bohol Convergence
- Pressing on to spread the ZEP2030 initiatives to local stakeholders
Visualization of Available Poverty Data
According to the ZEP-UNDP COVID Pulse PH Survey, 65% of the Covid Pulse PH respondents in Bohol expressed in Q1 2021 that their income worsened compared to the previous year while 43% have lost their jobs or were forced to close down their businesses. Despite the decline in income, few respondents have expressed a certain level of recovery from the pandemic, and reasons for improvement were attributed to receiving support from the government, going back to their previous jobs, and having sideline work/businesses. What remains to be the main obstacle to economic recovery is the irregularity of income due to prevailing COVID-19 restrictions.
COVID Pulse PH Survey Findings
Success Stories from the Field
Inspiration and power can spark out of the tiniest wick. With only less than a decade towards its vision, ZEP2030 continuously expands and builds bridges with allies and partners across the country. The inception of the Bohol Local Convergence arose from this.
The Philippine Partnership for Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), lead organization of the ZEP2030 Agriculture and Fisheries cluster, spearheaded the effort to bring the ZEP2030 Movement to Bohol, one of its identified target areas. PhilDHRRA tapped into its network of partner government agencies, peoples organizations, and non-government organizations, among them the Bohol Integrated Development Foundation, Inc. (BIDEF).
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Map of Local Convergence Members
Bohol Convergence Members
Bohol Integrated Development Foundation, Inc. (BIDEF)