Porous Peace in Mindanao’s Free Trade Area

26 April 2021 Briefs / Conflict Alert

This policy brief aims to stimulate discussions around cross-border trade and curb the tendencies of violence in this form of economic activity. The principal recommendation is for the Bangsamoro Transition Authority and the Bangsamoro government to design nuanced and conflict-sensitive mechanisms to move small traders into the formal economy and develop the area as a de facto free trade zone, among others.

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