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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (February 2019) (English)

Newsletter 134793 FEB 01, 2019

Disclosed

Measuring Natural Risks in the Philippines : Socioeconomic Resilience and Wellbeing Losses (English)

Traditional risk assessments use asset losses as the main metric to measure the severity of a disaster. This paper proposes an expanded risk assessment based on a framework that adds socioeconomic resilience and uses wellbeing losses as its main measure of disaster severity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8723 JAN 31, 2019

Walsh,Brian James; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

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

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; Lazaro,Karen Annette Ducat; 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

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 Annette Ducat; Endo,Isaku; Diop,Ndiame Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Philippines (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131783 OCT 31, 2018

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

Philippines Economic Update : Staying in the Course Amid Global Uncertainty (English)

The Philippines’ economic growth outlook remains positive, yet downside risks have increased. An expected slowdown in global trade in the medium term is likely to further dampen Philippine exports. ... See More +

Working Paper 130421 OCT 01, 2018

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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (October 2018) (English)

The World Bank revises its economic growth forecast to 6.5 percent for 2018 from 6.7 percent. Growth outlook for 2019 and 2020 remains strong projected at 6.7 and 6.6 percent, supported by an expected rise in public investment spending and a robust private demand. ... See More +

Newsletter 131047 OCT 01, 2018

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Teacher Practices in Mindanao: Results of the Teach Classroom Observation Study (English)

This study documents the results of a pilot study designed to measure the quality of teacher practices using the classroom observation tool TEACH in a selection of 45 public primary schools (73 percent rural and 27 percent urban) in Mindanao, a province of the Philippines. ... See More +

Working Paper 134535 OCT 01, 2018

Molina,Ezequiel; Fatima,Syeda Farwa; Trako,Iva; Wilichowski,Tracy Marie Disclosed

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

Growth and Productivity in the Philippines : Winning the Future (English)

To achieve the AmBisyon Natin 2040, the Philippines needs to triple its income per capita in the next two decades. The AmBisyon Natin 2040 is the government’s plan to transform the country into a prosperous middle-class society free of poverty by 2040. ... See More +

Working Paper 130056 SEP 01, 2018

Qian,Rong; Warwick,Mara K.; Diop,Ndiame; Hansl,Birgit; Cruz,Kevin Thomas Garcia; Bruckner,Markus; Chua,Kevin C.; Lazaro,Karen Annette Ducat; Galang,Roberto Martin Nolan; Garcia,Andres F.; Miralles,Graciela; Iootty,Mariana; Pennings,Steven Michael; Guzman,Jorge P.; Kim,Young Eun; Devadas,Sharmila; Nguyen,Ha Minh 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

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

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

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

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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (February 2019) (English)
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FEB 01, 2019 134793 Newsletter
Measuring Natural Risks in the Philippines : Socioeconomic Resilience and Wellbeing Losses (English)
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JAN 31, 2019 WPS8723 Policy Research Working Paper
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
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
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (November 2018) (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132260 Newsletter
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Philippines (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131783 Working Paper
FDI and the Skill Premium : Evidence from Emerging Economies (English)
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OCT 12, 2018 WPS8613 Policy Research Working Paper
Philippines Economic Update : Staying in the Course Amid Global Uncertainty (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130421 Working Paper
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (October 2018) (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131047 Newsletter
Teacher Practices in Mindanao: Results of the Teach Classroom Observation Study (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 134535 Working Paper
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
Growth and Productivity in the Philippines : Winning the Future (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130056 Working Paper
Philippines monthly economic developments (August 2018) (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129491 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (July 2018) (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128374 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
Making growth work for the poor : a poverty assessment for the Philippines (English)
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JUN 06, 2018 126976 Working Paper