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Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models : The Case of The Philippines in RCEP (English)

This paper estimates the impacts on The Philippines of deep integration in a modern mega-preferential trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8587 SEP 17, 2018

Balistreri,Edward Jay; Tarr,David G. Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined significantly in the first week of September 2018 due to a mix of external and domestic factors; the Philippine peso depreciated in August after strengthening in July; headline inflation surged in August with increased food and energy prices; Balance of payment deficit widened in the first half of 2018 reaching 2.1 percent of GDP from 0.5 percent of GDP same period in 2017; the government posted a fiscal deficit in July as public spending growth outpaced revenue growth; unemployment declined further in July 2018, but underemployment continued to worsen; consumer confidence turned negative for the first time in two years and business confidence fell to its lowest since 2009 ... See More +

Newsletter 129959 SEP 01, 2018

Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Endo,Isaku; Qian,Rong; Hansl,Birgit Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (August 2018) (English)

The Philippine economy grew by 6.0 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, driven by capital formation. Growth in services and industry sectors, albeit strong, moderated in the second quarter of 2018 relative to the first quarter. ... See More +

Newsletter 129491 AUG 01, 2018

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Striving for equity & efficiency : an assessment of provider payment reforms in the Philippines health sector (English)

This report reviews the current provider payment arrangements and policies of the Philippines, and the extent to which they have contributed to the achievement of the HFS goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 128732 JUL 01, 2018

Bales,Sarah; Bredenkamp,Caryn; Gomez,Maria Vida A. Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (July 2018) (English)

The World Bank maintains its growth projection for the Philippines at 6.7 percent for 2018 and 2019. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) contracted in June for the fifth consecutive month. ... See More +

Newsletter 128374 JUL 01, 2018

Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Endo,Isaku; Qian,Rong; Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Making growth work for the poor : a poverty assessment for the Philippines (English)

The report emphasizes the importance of breaking the cycle of inequitable investment in human capital and lack of well-paying job opportunities that trap the poor in poverty, generation after generation. ... See More +

Working Paper 126976 JUN 06, 2018

Demombynes,Gabriel; Warwick,Mara K.; Sanchez,Carolina; Zaidi,Salman Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (June 2018) (English)

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) declined in May for the fourth consecutive month, closing at its lowest level in over a year. The Philippine peso slipped to a 12-year low and international reserves declined in May. ... See More +

Newsletter 127332 JUN 01, 2018

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Enhancing the Enabling Environment to Promote Private Sector Participation in the Implementation ofthe Philippine Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan (English)

The main objective of the discussion note is to inform dialogues among Government policy makers and other stakeholders on how to move forward with the critical water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector reforms in the Philippines, focusing on how private sector participation might be harnessed to help achieve the universal access to safe and sustainable water supply and sanitation services. ... See More +

Working Paper 129797 JUN 01, 2018

Castro,Aileen Bolus; Delmon,Victoria Hilda Rigby Disclosed

Who benefits from dual training systems ? evidence from the Philippines (English)

Rising youth unemployment rates have been increasingly recognized as a serious challenge in developing and advanced economies, as the trend indicates a potential skills gap between the demands of the workforce and recent graduates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8429 MAY 03, 2018

Igarashi,Takiko; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (May 2018) (English)

The World Bank maintains its growth forecast for the Philippines at 6.7 percent for 2018. In the first quarter of 2018, the Philippines economy grew by 6.8 percent. ... See More +

Newsletter 126174 MAY 01, 2018

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The Philippines Sustainable Livelihood Program : providing and expanding access to employment and livelihood opportunities (English)

The Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development has taken the lead in providingopportunities for income generating activities/livelihood development through the implementationof the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) since 2011, with the objective to reduce poverty andinequality by generating employment among poor households and by moving highly vulnerablehouseholds into sustainable livelihoods and toward economic stability. ... See More +

Policy Note 126694 MAY 01, 2018

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Avalos,Jorge Disclosed

The Socpen and its role in closing the coverage gap among poor elderly Filipinos (English)

The Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens (Socpen) was set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in 2010 to extend additional financial assistance to poor elderly Filipinos and help fulfill the objectives of Republic Act No. 9994 or the "Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010." ... See More +

Policy Note 127251 MAY 01, 2018

Velarde,Rashiel Besana; Albert,Jose Ramon Disclosed

Implementing Emergency Cash Transfers: The Philippine Experience in Response to the 2016/17 Disasters (English)

Around the globe, there is an unending cycle of producing innovative policies that are relevantand responsive to today's complex problems of disaster risk reduction and mitigation. ... See More +

Policy Note 127471 MAY 01, 2018

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Palma,Teresa Pamela Celajes; Perez,Joedie De Guzman; Velarde,Rashiel Besana Disclosed

A second chance to develop the human capital of out-of-school youth and adults : the Philippines alternative learning system (English)

Worldwide, approximately 781 million adults are unable to read or write in any language. While adult literacy rates have increased significantly over the past several decades, recent progress largely reflects a more-educated younger generation replacing a less-education older generation. ... See More +

Policy Note 127978 MAY 01, 2018

Igarashi,Takiko Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (April 2018) (English)

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) continued its decline in March as global financial markets experienced renewed volatility. Heightened policy uncertainty in the global markets and a hike in the U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 125319 APR 01, 2018

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Philippines monthly economic developments (April 2018) (English)

The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) continued its decline in March as global financial markets experienced renewed volatility. Heightened policy uncertainty in the global markets and a hike in the U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 125319 APR 01, 2018

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Philippines economic update : investing in the future (English)

In 2017, the Philippines was among the top three growth performers in the East Asia region. Only Vietnam and China performed better. The Philippines growth performance slightly weakened in 2017 to 6.7 percent year-on-year from 6.9 percent in 2016. ... See More +

Working Paper 125309 APR 01, 2018

Hansl,Birgit; Diop,Ndiame; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Qian,Rong; Endo,Isaku; Demombynes,Gabriel; Luo,Xubei; Piza,Sharon Faye Alariao Disclosed

General equilibrium effects of targeted cash transfers : nutrition impacts on non-beneficiary children (English)

Cash transfer programs may generate significant general equilibrium effects that can detract from the anti-poverty goals of the program. Data from a randomized evaluation of a Philippine cash transfer program targeted to poor households show that a 9 percent increase in village income significantly raised the prices of perishable protein-rich foods while leaving other food prices unaffected. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8377 MAR 26, 2018

Filmer,Deon P.; Friedman,Jed; Kandpal,Eeshani; Onishi,Junko Disclosed

The Philippines - Options for financing energy efficiency in public buildings (English)

The primary objective of this project was to identify options for addressing barriers to financing, for scaling up EE implementation in public buildings in the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper 124533 MAR 21, 2018

Singh,Jasneet; Myroshnychenko,Yuriy; Limaye,Dilip R.; Marquez,Raymond A. Disclosed

Philippines monthly economic developments (March 2018) (English)

This newsletter reviews monthly economic developments in Philippines. Events observed during February 2018 include: (i) the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) fell in February, impacted by higher global financial market volatility; (ii) the central bank intervened in the market to manage excessive volatility as the Philippine peso value slid to above the US$52.00 mark; (iii) exports recovered in January from their December contraction, while import growth continued in the double-digits; (iv) manufacturing activities also rebounded in January following a nearly continuous contraction in the second half of 2017; (v) despite the introduction of a new rebased index, February headline inflation surged to its highest level in more than three years; (vi) in 2017 expenditures grew slower than revenues, slightly narrowing the fiscal deficit level; (vii) business confidence weakened in the first quarter of 2018; (viii) underemployment increased in January and underemployment rose significantly. ... See More +

Newsletter 124275 MAR 01, 2018

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Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models : The Case of The Philippines in RCEP (English)
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SEP 17, 2018 WPS8587 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129959 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (August 2018) (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129491 Newsletter
Striving for equity & efficiency : an assessment of provider payment reforms in the Philippines health sector (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128732 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (July 2018) (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128374 Newsletter
Making growth work for the poor : a poverty assessment for the Philippines (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 126976 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (June 2018) (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127332 Newsletter
Enhancing the Enabling Environment to Promote Private Sector Participation in the Implementation ofthe Philippine Water Supply and Sanitation Master Plan (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129797 Working Paper
Who benefits from dual training systems ? evidence from the Philippines (English)
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MAY 03, 2018 WPS8429 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (May 2018) (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126174 Newsletter
The Philippines Sustainable Livelihood Program : providing and expanding access to employment and livelihood opportunities (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126694 Policy Note
The Socpen and its role in closing the coverage gap among poor elderly Filipinos (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127251 Policy Note
Implementing Emergency Cash Transfers: The Philippine Experience in Response to the 2016/17 Disasters (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127471 Policy Note
A second chance to develop the human capital of out-of-school youth and adults : the Philippines alternative learning system (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 127978 Policy Note
Philippines monthly economic developments (April 2018) (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125319 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (April 2018) (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125319 Newsletter
Philippines economic update : investing in the future (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125309 Working Paper
General equilibrium effects of targeted cash transfers : nutrition impacts on non-beneficiary children (English)
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MAR 26, 2018 WPS8377 Policy Research Working Paper
The Philippines - Options for financing energy efficiency in public buildings (English)
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MAR 21, 2018 124533 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (March 2018) (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124275 Newsletter