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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2020) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: The Philippine government is taking strong measures to curb the spread of the pandemic COVID-19, The local stock exchange market index fell to below 5,000 mark in mid-March, Manufacturing output contracted for the fourteenth consecutive month in January. ... See More +

Newsletter 147040 MAR 01, 2020

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

Structural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Economic development is typically accompanied by the movement of labor from agriculture to the non-agricultural sector, a pattern commonly referred to as structural transformation. ... See More +

Brief 145807 FEB 01, 2020

Deudibe,Gildas Bopahbe; Merfeld,Joshua David; Ndoutamou,Justin; Newhouse,David Locke Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2019) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: The tepid performance of the manufacturing sector continued in October, The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) weakened in November and Inflation rose in November, halting its five-month downtrend. ... See More +

Newsletter 144397 DEC 01, 2019

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

Investing in Skills to Promote Inclusive Growth in Mindanao (English)

In 2015, the World Bank embarked on a collaborative effort to understand and address the jobs challenge in Mindanao through the Mindanao Jobs Report (MJR). ... See More +

Report 142362 SEP 01, 2019

Acosta,Pablo Ariel; Zapanta,Arianna Ma Francesca S; Schmillen,Achim Daniel; Igarashi,Takiko Disclosed

Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2019) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Food manufacturing expanded for the first time in nearly a year in July, but overall manufacturing output contracted for the eighth consecutive month, The trade deficit expanded despite the contraction of imports in July 2019, Inflation fell below central bank's target in August 2019. ... See More +

Newsletter 142006 SEP 01, 2019

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

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 (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

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 (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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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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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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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 (June 2017) (English)

While the Philippine peso traded in May in a relatively stable foreign exchange market, it continues to depreciate on an annual basis. The Philippine stock exchange index (PSEi) rallied in May, as it benefited from strong foreign purchases. ... See More +

Newsletter 116227 JUN 01, 2017

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Togo - Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Youth Project (English)

The development objective of the Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Youth Project for Togo is to provide access to income generating opportunities to targeted poor and vulnerable youth in Togo. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2110 FEB 28, 2017

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Philippines monthly economic developments (January 2017) (English)

This newsletter about the monthly economic developments of Philippines include the following : (i) The Philippine stock exchange index closed 2016 weaker than the previous year amidst increasing global and local market uncertainties; (ii) Manufacturing activities expanded in November but the growth momentum may have started to moderate; (iii) A large net outflow of funds pulled the November year-to-date Balance of Payments from surplus to a 0.2 US billion dollars deficit; (iv) Exports contracted following two months of growth while imports retained its strong expansion; (v) Despite rising inflationary pressure, the Central Bank did not change its key policy rates in December; (vi) The fiscal deficit widened in January-November as the government accelerated spending, outpacing revenue growth; and (vii) The 2016 unemployment rate dropped to a decade low as the country’s robust economic performance fueled strong job creation. ... See More +

Newsletter 112127 JAN 01, 2017

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Togo - Youth Employment Project (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSC17325 DEC 08, 2016

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Appraisal Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Youth Project - P157036 (English)

Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet PIDISDSA20096 SEP 20, 2016

JohnVan Dyck Disclosed

DECPG global daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) global daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe,Central Asia,South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa ... See More +

Newsletter 104316 MAR 22, 2016

Chen,Derek Hung Chiat Disclosed

Rwanda - Economic update : Rwanda at work (Vol. 2) : Fact sheet (English)

Rwanda’s growth rates during the past few years exceeded the growth rates of developing countries, except for in 2013 when Rwanda’s growth decelerated to 4.7 percent. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 103618 FEB 26, 2016

Ishihara,Yoichiro; Bundervoet,Tom; Sanghi,Apurva; Nishiuchi,Toru Disclosed

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Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2020) (English)
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MAR 01, 2020 147040 Newsletter
Structural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2020 145807 Brief
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2019) (English)
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DEC 01, 2019 144397 Newsletter
Investing in Skills to Promote Inclusive Growth in Mindanao (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 142362 Report
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2019) (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 142006 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (June 2019) (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138599 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (March 2019) (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135683 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (December 2018) (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 133111 Newsletter
Philippines Monthly Economic Developments (September 2018) (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129959 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (June 2018) (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 127332 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (March 2018) (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124275 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (December 2017) (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122103 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (September 2017) (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119767 Newsletter
Philippines monthly economic developments (June 2017) (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 116227 Newsletter
Togo - Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Youth Project (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 PAD2110 Project Appraisal Document
Philippines monthly economic developments (January 2017) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112127 Newsletter
Togo - Youth Employment Project (English)
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DEC 08, 2016 PIDISDSC17325 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
Appraisal Project Information Document-Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet - Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Youth Project - P157036 (English)
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SEP 20, 2016 PIDISDSA20096 Project Information and Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet
DECPG global daily economic news (English)
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MAR 22, 2016 104316 Newsletter
Rwanda - Economic update : Rwanda at work (Vol. 2) : Fact sheet (English)
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FEB 26, 2016 103618 Working Paper (Numbered Series)