PRESS RELEASES

AUSTRALIAN FIRMS FAVOR PH AS BPO DESTINATION--PIDS STUDY

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Most Australian firms prefer the Philippines to explore offshoring opportunities, as opposed to other rival potential business process outsourcing (BPO) destinations in the region, such as India, according to a study by government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies. Favorable geographical time zone,

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PUBLICATIONS

HOW DO OFFICIAL STATISTICS IN THE PHILIPPINES FARE?

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While other Philippine government agencies are producing their own sectoral statistics, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) produces the country's official statistics, covering substantial set of socioeconomic statistics and other measures of economic performance. This Policy Note discusses international and local assessments of the national statistical system based on various frameworks. It found, among others, that PSA has yet to fully achieve the improvements envisioned in the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013, such as increase in its budget and strengthened human resource. It calls on the national government to continue investing in statistics, in statisticians, and in the statistical system to ensure that the official statistics of the country will continue to be viewed well and will fare even much better than its current standing.

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PIDS IN THE NEWS

ECONOMIC MANAGERS SUPPORT UNIFAST LAW

2017-02-21
The Daily Tribune

The countrys economic managers argued against a proposed policy to provide free tuition to all undergraduates enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs). In a position paper submitted to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Secretaries Ernesto Pernia, Carlos Dominguez and Benjamin Diokno noted that a wiser


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Database Updates

JANUARY 2017

The labor force participation rate was estimated at 63.4 percent while the proportion of underemployed persons (or those employed persons who expressed desire to have additional hours of work in their present job, an additional job, or a new job with longer working hours) was estimated at 18.3 percent . (Note: Estimates


DECEMBER 2016

This is also higher compared to 47.01 in the same period last year. Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To download the time-series data on monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate. Please cli


OCTOBER 2016

This is the highest rate registered since January of this year. Likewise, core inflation rate went up to 2.3 percent in September, from 2.0 percent last month. Source of data: Philippine Statistics Authority


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Seminars / Events

March 30, 2017 09:00 AM
Roundtable on 'The Future of the ASEAN Community: Unlocking ASEANS Next Chapter'

Shangri-La Hotel, Makati Business District, Makati City


February 28, 2017 02:00 PM
PIDS-CPBRD Forum on Expiration of of the Waiver for Quantitative Restrictions on Rice Importation by June 2017: Options for Food Policy

House of Representatives, Batasan Complex, Quezon City


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