BDA Profile



The Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) is created by virtue of the GRP-MILF Tripoli Agreement on Peace of June 22, 2001. As agreed by both parties, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) through a Central Committee Resolution on June 2, 2002, created the Bangsamoro Development Agency and asked the officers of the Bangsamoro Development Council, a civil society organization to run it. It is mandated to determine, lead and manage relief, rehabilitation and development in the conflict-affected areas in the Mindanao.  
The BDA started with pool of committed Bangsamoro professionals with limited resources. It suffered poor recognition from both local and international partners given the peculiar identity of the agency of neither a government nor non-government organization. Young and atypical, the operation of BDA was hampered further challenged by the effect of the peace process after Boliok masjid bombing in 2003.

However, the challenging period in the history of the GPH-MILF peace process did not stop the later and the BDA to go on sailing and continue the journey for genuine peace in Mindanao. BDA was heavily involved in the conduct of the “Joint Needs Assessment of Conflict Affected Areas in Mindanao” in 2004-2005 with the Government of the Philippines represented by the Office of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and The World Bank followed by the launching of Mindanao Trust Fund-Reconstruction and Development Program Phase I in 2006.
Then in 2008, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) came in to work with the agency in the conduct of Socio-economic Reconstruction and Development in the Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao (SERD CAAM). From then on, BDA has gradually grow, developed capacity in project management, more partners came in and among others.


To actively engage in crafting and implementing relief, rehabilitation and development services within and outside BARMM.
BDA will reach out to the Bangsamoro people outside the core territory, who have been and are part of the struggle for autonomy and recognition of the culture and identity of the Bangsamoro. BDA has implemented programs in these regions and has a network of development catalysts in these regions that can be mobilized. If necessary, BDA will cooperate with the local authorities in these areas outside the core territories to make sure its services will be well aligned with other programs in these areas.


Resilient, peaceful, inclusive and sustainable development in Bangsamoro communities by 2030.


Co- creating dynamic, enlightened, empowered, peaceful Bangsamoro communities towards resilient, inclusive and sustainable development.


  • Empowered community with stable economy
  • Established a model self-sustaining community through integrated area development through sustainable approaches
  • Enlightened the Bangsamoro communities through VTT/VET
  • Attained financial stability of BDA
  • Fully Institutionalized BDA as Social Movement
  • Created a long-term basis for BDA as partner of the BARMM government in development


  • Vicegerency                          
  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency                        
  • Accountability
  • Trustworthiness
  • Piety
  • Justice                                  
  • Excellence

Strategic Locations in the Bangsamoro Communities

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BDA's Operation since 2002

Building the Capacity of the Bangsamoro
Capacity building has been a major objective of the Bangsamoro since inception. In over the decade, the BDA has been a learning ground for numerous professionals who intended to contribute in Bangsamoro quest for long-lasting peace and at the same time acquiring and enriching their knowledge and skills in various fields of education and expertise. In 2016, BDA recorded over 400 number of staff who worked at the agency and gained professional experience and growth with their respective positions/jobs. This figure corresponds to the increasing number of projects/programs implemented by the agency. However, given that they were hired based on project contract, many of them have left for other job opportunities bringing with them the knowledge and skills acquired from BDA.
Programs and Projects Implemented
List of Projects/Programs
Key Accomplishments
Human Resource Development for Bangsamoro

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Building the Institution of the Bangsamoro

In 2002, the BDA was established as fruit of the peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Along with the mandate of relief and rehabilitation in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, the BDA is likewise tasked to develop a model of office system and policies that shall guide the anticipated Bangsamoro government.
In undertaking activities geared towards its vision, BDA has been exposed to governance and implementation issues which were intended to build its governance capability.  The agency has to establish administrative, financial, and procurement systems to ensure transparent and systematic utilization of funds given to it.  Human Resource policies were formulated aimed at recruiting qualified young Bangsamoro to expose them to the workings of government. 

As an agency operating in a conflict setting, with the huge task of establishing a system contextualized in Bangsamoro culture, development of organizational manual for BDA is very dynamic that it has to be regularly enhanced and updated to fit in the continuing and numerous changes due to different demands for each program and project coming in.


This quest has even tested the strength and flexibility of the BDA pushing the agency to become more strategic to respond to those loads. To ensure the suitability of the manual on international standards, BDA always submits to external auditing processes as required by partners which helped BDA better improve its policies and system.

In 2014, the BDA officially received added mandate from its principal, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF): to act as donor and development coordination unit of the MILF. The pronouncement of this further task for BDA was during the historical turn-over and launching of the Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP) where a mass of people from international organizations, government and local institutions, the public and the media witnessed the event. This scenario has opened the door for BDA into greater exposure, recognition and appreciation by the numerous organizations and people, which resulted for countless visits, invitations and partnerships to and with BDA.

Over the decade of service in fulfilling the mandate of leading, determining and managing relief and rehabilitation in the CAAM, the BDA has been an expedient mechanism for the quest towards peace and development in the Bangsamoro. Through the numerous programs and projects implemented in various communities, the BDA did not only contribute to the improvement of access to social basic services of the people, moreover that the agency was able to bring the message of hope and build trust and confidence on the gains of the peace process among the masses in the conflict communities.