The Development Academy of the Bangsamoro (DAB) is mandated to capacitate the human resources of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in order produce highly and globally competitive administrators, bureaucrats and technocrats. So, the DAB plays a vital role of consistently engaging and providing high quality research, trainings, education for capacity-building of the workforce of the Bangsamoro government through Moral Governance. Thus, development opportunities through programs and policies in the BARMM shall be grounded on innovative ideas generated through researches which must be championed by its research arm.


Development Academy of the Bangsamoro (DAB) is the premiere institution of the Bangsamoro government for human resource and organizational development through moral governance and exemplary leadership.


DAB shall empower the Bangsamoro by strengthening competent bureaucracy formed and transformed by the basic principles of integrity, transparency, accountability, and participation.

It shall promote the application of state-of-the-art, relevant, responsive, inclusive, and quality-driven technologies and facilities in research, training, education and innovation.

The Academy shall also foster a gender-responsive, environmentally friendly, and multicultural understanding of the Bangsamoro identity in all its programs and services enjoying support from development partners and its pool of experts.

Strategic Goals

1. Building Institutional Capacity (Internal to DAB)

To formulate and institutionalize quality standards for programs, projects, and activities, application of innovative technology (approaches, methods, systems, knowledge transfer developed in the academy), transformation of workforce and institutions/agencies/offices towards progressive Bangsamoro society

2. Strengthening Competence (CapDev, Research, Education, Innovation)

Conduct training needs analysis, design training programs, to provide special courses targeting specific needs of Bangsamoro, develop modules and curricula contextualized to the needs of the Bangsamoro, implement training programs, monitoring and evaluation

3. Ensuring Quality in the Bureaucracy (QA Modeling, Standards Training)

To provide venue for learning, benchmarking and research, internal assessment, training and ask for technical assistance, to provide institutional trust, uphold desirable values

4. Establishing Linkages and Coordination Between and Among Agencies and Partners (Networking, Alliances, Communications)

5. Providing Platforms for Community Empowerment

Training the Grassroots, Combatants Transformation

6. Enjoying Diverse Resources

Fiscal autonomy, preparation, secure funding support, project implementation, easy and affordable access to graduate programs.