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Preparing for the Transition : Supply-Side Readiness of Primary Health Care in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) : Towards a More Equitable and Better-Prepared Public Primary Health Care System (English)

The Philippines has made remarkable progress in the last decades in improving its health outcomes. However, performance is still poor compared regionally and with similar economies. ... See More +

Working Paper 137669 JUN 01, 2019

Boudreaux,Chantelle; Rogan,Shanna Elaine B.; Morimoto,Tomo; Gomez,Vida Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (June 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: manufacturing output continued its contraction for the fifth month in April, budget balance was positive in April as expenditures contracted by double digits, inflation picked up in May after consecutive declines since October 2018, driven by higher prices for vegetables, meat and fish, unemployment and underemployment recorded improvements in April 2019. ... See More +

Newsletter 138599 JUN 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Song,Jiyoung; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)

This paper builds on the existing literature assessing retrospectively the quantitative effects of natural disasters on different dimensions of household welfare, to make progress toward the ex ante identification of households that are vulnerable to poverty due to natural disasters, especially typhoons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8857 MAY 20, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro; Strobl,Eric; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of The Philippines (English)

The Philippines power sector underwent a substantial and largely complete reform process. Following a severe shortage of supply in the late 1980s and the Asian Financial crisis of 1997, which made the dollar-denominated debt of the National Power Corporation extremely burdensome, the Electric Power Industry Reform Act was passed in 2001. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8853 MAY 13, 2019

Bacon,Robert W. Disclosed

Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137064 MAY 01, 2019

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro; Strobl,Eric; Acosta,Pablo Ariel Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (May 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: economic growth decelerated sharply to 5.6 percent, year-on-year, in Q1 2019, owing mainly to this year’s budget delay; manufacturing output contracted for the fourth consecutive month in March; lower food inflation led to further easing in headline inflation in April; and the national government registered a narrower budget deficit in March, as expenditure growth decelerated. ... See More +

Newsletter 136959 MAY 01, 2019

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Philippines Economic Update : Safeguarding Stability, Investing in the Filipino (English)

The economic growth outlook remains positive. The country’s economic growth is projected to reach6.4 percent in 2019 and slightly edge up to 6.5 percent in 2020 and 2021, as inflation is expected to decline, and spending due to the upcoming midterm elections is likely to boost private consumption growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 135673 APR 01, 2019

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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (April 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: THE World Bank projects economic growth to recover to 6.4 percent in 2019; 5.7 million Filipinos were lifted out of poverty between 2015 and 2018; the national government registered a budget deficit in February, reversing the surplus of January. ... See More +

Newsletter 136399 APR 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Linking Social Protection and Humanitarian Assistance in the Philippines (English)

There is an increasing amount of literature discussing the integration of humanitarian assistance into social protection systems or the linkage of disaster risk responses with specific social safety net programmes. ... See More +

Policy Note 135674 MAR 01, 2019

Aldaba,Fernando T. Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: inflation slowed down for the fourth consecutive month in February; merchandise exports contracted for the third consecutive month in January, while merchandise import growth remained subdued; and the Philippine Stock Exchange index retreated to below 8,000 in February. ... See More +

Newsletter 135683 MAR 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Chua,Kevin C.; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Gomez,Ray Cristofer Cipriano; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (February 2019) (English)

This Philippines Monthly Economic Developments Newsletter includes some of the following headlines: economic growth slowed in Q4 2018, bringing the full-year growth rate to 6.2 percent; both manufacturing activities and merchandise exports contracted in December 2018; inflationary pressures abated for the third consecutive month in January; and congress ratified the 2019 national government budget of Php3.757 trillion on February 8, 2019. ... See More +

Newsletter 134793 FEB 01, 2019

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Learning from Developing Country Power Market Experiences : The Case of the Philippines (English)

Deep reforms of the Philippine power sector began in 2001, aiming at competitive wholesale and retail markets. This case study analyzes the Philippine experience with wholesale electricity markets at the generation level, including design, implementation, and outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8721 JAN 29, 2019

Rudnick,Hugh; Velasquez,Constantin Disclosed

Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia : An Introductory Analysis (English)

This paper sheds light on key innovation patterns and constraints within a selected set of developing East Asian countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8706 JAN 17, 2019

Iootty De Paiva Dias,Mariana Disclosed

Supply-Side Readiness of Primary Health Care in the Philippines (English)

Health indicators in the Philippines currently lag well behind what will be expected given the country’s level of economic development. Immunization rates are at their lowest point in 10 years, maternal mortality remains very high, one in three Filipino children suffer from malnutrition, and the noncommunicable disease (NCD) burden is growing. ... See More +

Report 137691 JAN 01, 2019

Boudreaux,Chantelle; Gomez,Maria Vida A.; Rosadia,Roberto Antonio F.; Morimoto,Tomo; Lee,Ha Kyeong Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (January 2019) (English)

The headline inflation rate dropped to 5.1 percent in December, putting the full-year inflation rate above the central bank's target range. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed from 6.0 percent in November to 5.1 percent in December, year-on-year. ... See More +

Newsletter 133927 JAN 01, 2019

Qian,Rong; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Enriquez,Karen Annette Lazaro; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2018) (English)

The Philippines registered its widest merchandise trade deficit in October as imports continued its strong expansion and export growth remains subdued. ... See More +

Newsletter 133111 DEC 01, 2018

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

The Philippines' Targeting System for the Poor : Successes, Lessons, and Ways Forward (English)

This Note chronicles the Philippine’s experience in undertaking a national household targeting system—Listahanan—which has had two rounds of implementation since developed in 2007. ... See More +

Policy Note 132110 NOV 01, 2018

Velarde,Rashiel Besana 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 and the economy as a whole and use them to design an effective competition policy for the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper 134949 NOV 01, 2018

Miralles Murciego,Graciela; Galang,Roberto Martin Nolan; Nyman,Sara; Ore Monago,Tilsa Guillermina; Zipitria,Leandro Deambrosio Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2018) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Philippine economic growth moderated to 6.1 percent year-to-year in the third quarter; The services sector drove economic growth while the agriculture sector underperformed; While manufacturing growth slowed in September, it is projected to accelerate in the next few month; A surge in imports and a contraction in exports resulted in the widest merchandise trade gap so far in 2018; Headline inflation held steady in October while food inflation moderated for the first time since May; The Philippine peso appreciated 1-2 percent month-on-month in October from Php/USD 54.25 to Php/USD 53.61; The fiscal deficit widened in the first three quarters of 2018. as rapid expenditure growth outpaced revenue growth. ... See More +

Newsletter 132260 NOV 01, 2018

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

FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)

Foreign direct investment may play an important role in transferring technologies from high-income to emerging economies, which can lead to uneven effects on the wages of skilled and unskilled workers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8613 OCT 12, 2018

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Nayyar,Gaurav; Toews,Gerhard; Vezina,Pierre-Louis Disclosed

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Preparing for the Transition : Supply-Side Readiness of Primary Health Care in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) : Towards a More Equitable and Better-Prepared Public Primary Health Care System (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137669 Working Paper
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (June 2019) (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138599 Newsletter
Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)
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MAY 20, 2019 WPS8857 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of The Philippines (English)
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MAY 13, 2019 WPS8853 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying the Vulnerable to Poverty from Natural Disasters : The Case of Typhoons in the Philippines (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 137064 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (May 2019) (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 136959 Newsletter
Philippines Economic Update : Safeguarding Stability, Investing in the Filipino (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135673 Working Paper
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (April 2019) (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136399 Newsletter
Linking Social Protection and Humanitarian Assistance in the Philippines (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135674 Policy Note
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2019) (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135683 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (February 2019) (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134793 Newsletter
Learning from Developing Country Power Market Experiences : The Case of the Philippines (English)
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JAN 29, 2019 WPS8721 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing Innovation Patterns and Constraints in Developing East Asia : An Introductory Analysis (English)
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JAN 17, 2019 WPS8706 Policy Research Working Paper
Supply-Side Readiness of Primary Health Care in the Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 137691 Report
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (January 2019) (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 133927 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2018) (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133111 Newsletter
The Philippines' Targeting System for the Poor : Successes, Lessons, and Ways Forward (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132110 Policy Note
Fostering Competition in the Philippines : The Challenge of Restrictive Regulations (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 134949 Working Paper
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2018) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132260 Newsletter
FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 WPS8613 Policy Research Working Paper