The Partnership for Development Assistance in the Philippines Inc (formerly known as Philippine Development Assistance Programme, Inc.), started as a consortium of Filipino and Canadian non-government organizations (NGOs). It was founded in 1986 as a non-stock, non-profit organization, to become an effective instrument in reducing poverty and inequity in the Philippines. PDAP prides itself in having 6 member networks with more than 300 community-based members and partner NGOs. PDAP has distinguished itself in promoting and developing rural enterprises for poverty reduction and as a tool in promoting peace in conflict-affected areas.
- To improve rural communities’ equitable access (including land tenure) to productive natural resources and sustainable agricultural technologies.
- To assist and empower rural communities in organizing themselves and creating the enterprises and other institutions they need for economic growth.
- To provide and/or facilitate the access that these enterprises and other institutions need to markets, information, technology, education and training, financial services, infrastructure and other services.