A vast majority of traditional Muslim schools in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and adjacent regions struggle with limited resources for their operations and aspire for government recognition to get support.

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya addressed the elephant in the room during Kusog Mindanaw's annual conference in Davao City last July 11, 2019. 

IAG's latest research aims to provide baseline information to promote the use of data and evidence in crafting public policies on traditional Muslim schools in the Philippines and in the evolving education system of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

IAG has partnered with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) to bring to the Philippines for the first time the Indigenous Peoples’ Constitutional Assessment  Tool (IPCAT) to help IP leaders deepen their understanding of how the current legal regime promotes indigenous rights.

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