A plethora of risks can potentially dismantle a countrys vision of sustained and inclusive growth. With overlapping risks of varied nature, the need to build multiple resilient communities has become a top priority, particularly for the Philippines"a country battered by shocks related to extreme weather events, high structural unemployment and underemployment, increasing || READ MORE >>
The first 1,000 days from conception to two years old is a critical window for shaping the health of young children and the long-term health of society. When poor children at this stage of their lives experience chronic undernutrition, stunting manifests, meaning they grow to a height well below the standards for their age. Experts say the consequences are dire and long term. Nutritional issues || READ MORE >>
UNLOCK MSME POTENTIAL THROUGH GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS, SAY PIDS, WB
The role of global value chains (GVCs) as channels for the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) was emphasized at a policy forum hosted recently by the World Bank (WB)-Philippine || Read more >>
EXPERTS RECOMMEND ADOPTING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO URBAN ENVIRONMENT RESILIENCE
Policymakers should push for an integrated approach to urban environment resilience.
This is how Dr. Marife Ballesteros, acting vice president of state think tank Philippine Institute of Deve || Read more >>
WORLD BANK, PIDS TARGET MSME RESILIENCE
The World Bank Group partnered with state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) in a forum aimed at strengthening the potential of the Philippines' small and medium enter || Read more >>
MINDANAWON RESEARCHERS TAKE MINING, LOCAL GOVERNANCE, AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT ISSUES ON CENTER STAGE AT A POLICY FORUM IN BUTUAN
Local researchers and representatives from government agencies and the private sector brought mining, governance, and disaster-related issues to the fore during the 2nd Mindanao Policy Research F || Read more >>
November 14, 2016 || Manila BulletinLifting of rice import quota: How beneficial will it be?The countrys economic managers appear bent on removing next year the quantitative restrictions (QR) on rice importation to comply with the commitment of the Philippines to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and to pave the way for lowering the price of our staple food.
In 2014, the WT || Read more >>
November 10, 2016 || Rappler.comThe pitfalls of Special Economic ZonesWhile SEZs generate foreign investment and employment they also deprive farmers of their land and distort the economy
For 17 days in December 2012, at least 120 farmers and indigenous Agtas from the towns of Casiguran and San Ildefonso in Aurora province along the Pacific coast of nort || Read more >>
November 10, 2016 || Business WorldFarm output expected to have picked up in Q3THE COUNTRYS agriculture production is expected to have improved last quarter from the preceding three months and a year ago as El Nio fizzled out, officials and economists said in interviews earlier this week, signaling some support for overall third-quarter economic growth.
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November 09, 2016 || Manila Standard TodayScarborough; poverty hyperbole Meanwhile, on another front, the government has suddenly lowered the Philippines poverty incidence to a new 30-year low, at 21.6 percent as of 2015.
Reporting on poverty in the Philippines has always been a tricky exercise.
There is no single government agency which is an authority o || Read more >>