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Philippines monthly economic developments : February 2018 (English)

Recent volatility in the US stock market rippled through global markets, impacting also the Philippine stock exchange in the first two weeks of February. ... See More +

Newsletter 123621 FEB 01, 2018

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Philippines monthly economic developments : January 2018 (English)

Highlights from January 2018 edition: the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended 2017 on a new record high; the Philippine peso strengthened in December, ending the year below the Php/US 50 dollar mark; export growth slowed to its lowest rate of the year while import growth continued to accelerate; manufacturing activities contracted for the third consecutive month; inflation steadied in December at 3.3. percent, bringing the full-year inflation rate close to the mid-point of the Central Bank’s target range; government revenues continued to grow in the double-digits while expenditure growth slowed; the president signed the first tax reform package into law on December 19, 2017; consumer and business confidence remained positive for the fourth quarter of 2017, although consumer sentiment declined for the second consecutive quarter. ... See More +

Newsletter 122856 JAN 01, 2018

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Expanding access to improved sanitation for the poor : insights from the Philippines (English)

The Philippines is home to around twenty five million of the 2.3 billion people worldwide who lack access to a basic sanitation service. Poor sanitation has enormous economic and human costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 123080 JAN 01, 2018

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Philippines monthly economic developments : December 2017 (English)

The World Bank upgrades its 2017 growth projections for the Philippines to 6.7 percent. Given the recent GDP growth revision for the second quarter from 6.5 to 6.7 percent, and a stronger than expected third quarter growth of 6.9 percent, the World Bank revised its 2017 projection upwards from 6.6 percent. ... See More +

Newsletter 122103 DEC 01, 2017

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Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Philippines (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121075 NOV 01, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments : November 2017 (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) Amidst a more volatile foreign exchange market, the Philippine peso dropped to an 11-year low in October; (ii) Both export and import growth slowed in September; (iii) Manufacturing activities contracted again in September, following a temporary recovery in August; (iv) The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) surged to a new record high in October as it tracked the strong performance of global financial markets; (v) Rising energy prices pushed headline inflation to its highest level in three years; (vi) In September, government revenues increased sharply while expenditures contracted; (vii) In the World Bank 2018 Doing Business report, the Philippines ranks 113th out of 190 economies in the ease of doing business. ... See More +

Newsletter 121390 NOV 01, 2017

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Philippines - Lessons learned from Yolanda : an assessment of the post-Yolanda shortand medium-term recovery and rehabilitation interventions of the Government (English)

The Philippines is increasingly exposed and vulnerable to natural hazards, which undermines poverty reduction and long-term growth. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which struck the Philippines in 2013, is considered the strongest typhoo ... See More +

Policy Note 120393 OCT 11, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments : October 2017 (English)

The World Bank projects that the Philippine economy will grow at 6.6 percent in 2017, and 6.7 percent in 2018 and 2019. In September, the Philippine Stock Exchange index reached a new record high while the peso stabilized. ... See More +

Newsletter 120149 OCT 01, 2017

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Philippines economic update : preserving consistency and policy commitment (English)

The Philippines Economic Update (PEU) summarizes key economic and social developments, important policy changes, and the evolution of external conditions over the past six months. ... See More +

Working Paper 120239 OCT 01, 2017

Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia Disclosed

Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)

Over the past several decades, the Philippines has dramatically increased the average education level of its labor force. The country has made especially significant progress in expanding access to secondary and tertiary education. ... See More +

Publication 120135 SEP 22, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Igarashi,Takiko; Olfindo,Rosechin Tomes; Rutkowski,Jan J. Disclosed

Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy (English)

Could a partial subsidy for child education increase children's participation in paid work? In contrast to much of the theoretical and empirical child labor literature, this paper shows that child work and school participation can be complements under certain conditions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8182 SEP 06, 2017

De Hoop,Jacobus Joost; Friedman,Jed; Kandpal,Eeshani; Rosati,Furio Camillo Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)

The Philippines Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slightly weakened in August. The PSEi contracted by 0.7 percent month-on month, closing at 7,958 in August which was largely the result of seasonal factors. ... See More +

Newsletter 119767 SEP 01, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments : August 2017 (English)

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) posted solid gains in July, yet net foreign buying weakened. In the first seven months of 2017, the PSEi has increased by 17.2 percent, in line with top performing major stock indexes in the Asia-Pacific region. ... See More +

Newsletter 118719 AUG 01, 2017

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Philippines - Success in improving birth registration (English)

Civil registration is the continuous, permanent, and compulsory recording of vital events and the civil status of persons and of modification of the records. ... See More +

Working Paper 121394 AUG 01, 2017

Grande,Marizza B.; Baclao,Janeth F.; Villaver,Marjorie B.; Oliveros,Cristy A.; Reolalas,Aurora T.; Orcilla,Editha R. Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments : July 2017 (English)

The World Bank projects continued strong growth for the Philippines and expects the economy to expand at 6.8 percent in 2017. The slightly revised 2017 projection considers recent economic trends and compares with the 6.9 percent forecast released in the April edition of the World Bank Philippine Economic Update. ... See More +

Newsletter 117579 JUL 01, 2017

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Valuing the protection services of mangroves in the Philippines (English)

Mangroves and other coastal ecosystems act as natural defenses to reduce the risks from flooding, erosion and natural disasters. Yet the value of these habitats is often not fully accounted for in policy and management decisions, and thus they continue to be lost at alarming rates. ... See More +

Brief 117757 JUL 01, 2017

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Valuing protective services of mangroves in the Philippines : technical report (English)

Mangroves and other coastal ecosystems act as natural defenses that protect people and property from storms, floods, erosion, and other coastal hazards, reducing coastal risk. ... See More +

Working Paper 117830 JUL 01, 2017

W. Beck,Michael; Narayan,Siddharth; Trespalacios,Dania Maria; Quiroz,Angela Disclosed

Fostering competition in the Philippines : the challenge of restrictive regulations (English)

The objective of this report is to identify existing regulatory restraints to competition in key sectors as well as economy-wide as an input to design an effective competition policy for the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper 117356 JUN 30, 2017

000445051:Roberto Martin Nolan Galang:rgalang@if; c.org; Disclosed

Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)

While the Philippines has achieved remarkable progress in raising the education level of its labor force, the standard proxy for educational attainment, years of formal schooling, is increasingly inadequate as a measure of workforce skills. ... See More +

Publication ACS22716 JUN 29, 2017

Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Philippines Mindanao jobs report : a strategy for Mindanao regional development (English)

This report adds value because its inclusive approach of engaging with a broad-based group of stakeholders at the time of both analysis and engagement has served a means of building support for needed reforms. ... See More +

Working Paper 117354 JUN 27, 2017

Hansl,Birgit Disclosed

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Philippines monthly economic developments : February 2018 (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123621 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments : January 2018 (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122856 Newsletter
Expanding access to improved sanitation for the poor : insights from the Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123080 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : December 2017 (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122103 Newsletter
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Philippines (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121075 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : November 2017 (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121390 Newsletter
Philippines - Lessons learned from Yolanda : an assessment of the post-Yolanda shortand medium-term recovery and rehabilitation interventions of the Government (English)
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OCT 11, 2017 120393 Policy Note
Philippines monthly economic developments : October 2017 (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120149 Newsletter
Philippines economic update : preserving consistency and policy commitment (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120239 Working Paper
Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)
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SEP 22, 2017 120135 Publication
Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8182 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : September 2017 (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119767 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments : August 2017 (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 118719 Newsletter
Philippines - Success in improving birth registration (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 121394 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments : July 2017 (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117579 Newsletter
Valuing the protection services of mangroves in the Philippines (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117757 Brief
Valuing protective services of mangroves in the Philippines : technical report (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117830 Working Paper
Fostering competition in the Philippines : the challenge of restrictive regulations (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 117356 Working Paper
Developing socioemotional skills for the Philippines’ labor market (English)
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JUN 29, 2017 ACS22716 Publication
Philippines Mindanao jobs report : a strategy for Mindanao regional development (English)
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JUN 27, 2017 117354 Working Paper