Our goal is to have two million employed or self-employed Opportunity Youth by 2030.

This requires a set of interventions that will ensure access to formal and non-formal education, quality and relevance of education, and opportunities leading to gainful employment or self-employment.

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Contribute to the achievement of SDGs and related health indicators in the Philippines by 2030.


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Outreach in all of the ZEP priority municipalities by facilitating access of the extreme poor to both tangible and intangible livelihood assets needed for employment and enterprise development.


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Bio-diversity is restored and rehabilitated, valued, effectively managed and secured, maintaining ecosystem services to sustain healthy, resilient Filipino communities and delivering benefits to all.


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Agriculture and Fisheries

Self-sufficient and food secured smallholder farmers and fishers by 2030.


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Housing and Shelter

15 years Housing Program for the identified sectors such as Indigenous People, Fisher Folks, ISF. Families victims of calamities/disasters within 350 LGUs in the Philippines.


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Peace and Human Security

To contribute in achieving the objectives of the INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AGENDA towards building self-governing, self-nourishing, and self-sustaining indigenous peoples communities in 2030.


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Social Justice

This would be concretized through policy advocacies and other activities in engaging with Local Government Units and Government Agencies.


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The Zero Extreme Poverty PH 2030 (ZEP) is a movement that has a radical aim: the reduction of the extreme poverty from the lives of millions of Filipinos by the year 2030.

ZEP is a collective movement that is fuelled by 17 civil society organizations that were all ignited by reflections and realizations from a Poverty Summit in 2015. The movement that is a coalition that is dedicated to work for the realization of a “Philippines where every Filipino enjoys the necessary goods that define and sustain human dignity, life, security, and engaged citizenship.

ZEP believes that the pathways to zero poverty by 2030 are paved with challenges that can be overcome only by a solidarity and convergence that aim for concrete results. this belief is the foundation for the ZEP’s 15-Year Agenda that is to composed of three-year doable action plans.

Eight themes have been identified for the plans: Health; Education; Environment; Livelihood and Employment; Agriculture and Fisheries; Housing and Shelter; Peace and Human Security; and Social Justice. These are the thematic areas in which ZEP will operate with focused yet multi-sectoral actions to eradicate specific dimensions of poverty and inequality.



” A Philippines where every Filipino upholds Social Justice and Equity as foundations in responding to basic societal needs that ensure human dignity, sustainable life and environment, peace and security, and engaged citizenship.”


The enormity of the goal that ZEP aims for can only be reached with the concerted effort of many people in Philippine society. It is a goal taht can no longer be ignored because at stake is the well-being and survival of millions of Filipinos who to this day live under the yolk of extreme poverty.



Central to ZEP is the Filipino family, with access to economic opportunities, social services, and a sustainable environment through ZEP’s clustered interventions. The initiative is anchored on the principles of empowerment, social justice, and a good governance to attain inclusive growth through collaborative partnership.


A Call to Action Through Collective Impact Strategy

Through the strategy of Collective Impact to result into a ‘large-scale social change that requires broad cross-section coordination’ with a common agenda, sharing common metrics, doing collective action.


If your organization is working for the poorest of the poor,   be part of the ZEP 2030 Initiative. Call us today.

Assisi Development Foundation

Head Secretariat
Unit 503, 5th Floor Prestige Tower,
F. Ortigas., Ave., Pasig City 1605
Tel: 632 1001 to 03

Philippines Business for Social Progress

Co- Secretariat
PSDC Building, Magallanes cor.
Real Streets, Intramuros 1002
Tel: 400 0887

ZEP Convenors