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ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2017

Date Published: January 2017

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The 2017 ASEAN Business Outlook Survey finds that U.S. companies maintain a steady sense of optimism about growth prospects and commercial opportunities in ASEAN.

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ADB Asian Economic Integration Report 2016: What Drives Foreign Direct Investment in Asia and the Pacific?

adb_report Date Published: December 2016

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With the continued anemic global economic recovery, trade growth in Asia and the Pacific decelerated in 2015, falling further behind growth in gross domestic product.

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The Duterte Administration Year-end Report | Key Accomplishments July to December 2016

yearend Date Published: December 2016

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The Duterte administration reports that it delivered on several promises in its first months in office – from cutting down red tape in government agencies, to waging a war on drugs, to creating a color-coded map for agricultural crops… Read more

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FEDERALISM 101 | Pederalismo para sa Pilipinas:
Nararapat na Pagbabago, Tungo sa Kaunlarang Dama ng Lahat

FEDERALISM 101 Date Published: 2016

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Federalism is a system of government where governmental powers and responsibilities are assigned or shared between the federal (national) government and the state (regional and local) governments…

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IRO Newsletter (Dec 2016) |  ECONOMY PH: A Snapshot of the Philippines’ Economic Path

economy_ph_december2016 Date Published: December 2016

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This newsletter, which we intend to be distributed on a bi-monthly basis, aims to provide regular updates on the Philippines’ economy.

Besides reports on latest statistical performance of the economy, this newsletter also provides the latest macroeconomic projections for the short term, as well as economic outlook shared by IRO interviewees from the private sector.

This newsletter also has write-ups on some of the most recent reforms, including newly enacted laws, which are expected to shape the Philippines’ economy moving forward.

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ITU and UNESCO | The State of Broadband 2016

stateofbroadband2016 Date Published: September 2016

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In September 2015, UN Member States and the UN General Assembly formally agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and set out a global agenda for development based on economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability, known as the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.

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Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022

PDP_2017-2022 Date Published: March 2017

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Since embarking on a program of inclusive growth and poverty reduction under the Philippine Development Plan 2011-20161, the Philippines has gradually transformed from being the economic laggard in Asia to one of the region’s best-performing economies.

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PIDS | Easing Port Congestion and Other Transport and Logistics Issues

pids_port Date Published: December 2016

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In February 2014, the City of Manila imposed a cargo truck ban at certain hours of the day to free Manila streets from the traffic congestion brought about by huge trucks and container vans moving to and from the Port of Manila every day. At first, this seemed to be a workable solution to the perennial traffic congestion faced by Manila residents and commuters.

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PIDS Policy Note | Is the Agricultural Insurance Program
of the Philippines serving the poor?

PIDS2 Date Published: January 2017

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he Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world, with an average of 19 typhoons per year (Virola 2009). With this kind of scenario, the need for an effective insurance program for the agricultural sector cannot be overemphasized.

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UNCTAD | Investment Policy Monitor No. 16

investmentpolicymonitor Date Published: November 2016

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Thirty-six countries took 53 investment policy measures in the review period (May – October 2016). The large majority of measures related to the entry of foreign investment…

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World Bank | Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships Procurement 2017

benchmarkingpppprocurement Date Published: September 2016

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Public-private partnership (PPP) projects are gaining momentum globally as a means for delivering infrastructure. Government capabilities to prepare, procure, and manage such projects are important to ensure that the expected efficiency gains are achieved.

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World Bank | The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the Economic Case for Action

wb_costofairpollution Date Published: March 1, 2016

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Air pollution is recognized today as a major health risk. Exposure to air pollution, both ambient and household, increases a person’s risk of contracting a disease such as lung cancer, stroke, heart disease, and chronic bronchitis.

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World Bank Philippines: Labor Market Review

wb_phl_lmr Date Published: January 22, 2016

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This study analyzes labor market performance in the Philippines from the perspective of workers’ welfare. It argues that pervasive in-work poverty is the main challenge facing labor policy.

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