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  • 25th May 15

    PH, Japan ink grant for community development in Mindanao

    MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) led the Philippine government in signing the grant agreement for community development in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan and Noriaki Niwa, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Philippine Office, signed the grant agreement in May 25, 2015 on behalf of the Philippine and Japanese Governments, respectively. As one of Japan’s major development partners, the Philippines will receive a grant amounting to JPY1.117...

  • 21st May 15

    Welcome Remarks of Sec. Arsenio Balisacan at the Philippine-Australia PPP Policy Dialogue with Partnerships Victoria

    WELCOME REMARKS ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning “Philippine-Australia PPP Policy Dialogue with Partnerships Victoria” Melbourne, Australia 21 May 2015 Colleagues from the Philippine Government (Sec. Rogelio Singson, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Ambassador Belen Anota, Director Cosette Canilao), partners from the Australian Government, guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen– good morning and welcome to the Philippine-Australia PPP Policy Dialogue with Partnerships Victoria. Let me also welcome Hon. Adem Somyurek, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade of the State...

  • 19th May 15

    NEDA Board approves projects on transportation, irrigation, fire safety & local development

    MANILA – In its meeting on May 19, 2015, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III, approved projects on transportation, irrigation, fire safety, and local development and restructuring of two infrastructure-related projects. “These projects are part of our strategy to make the Philippines’ agriculture, industry, and services sectors more competitive. The approved projects on irrigation and roads in provinces will help facilitate local growth and development among the projects’ covered regions...

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The Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 Midterm Update

The PDP Midterm Update realigns the government’s strategies to craft and implement concrete solutions to the country’s problems, and speed up the creation of high quality jobs, reduce poverty and achieve inclusive growth.It specifies indicators of efficiency and effectiveness to measure success, and is committed to quality-of-life targets such as creating the conditions for productive and remunerative work and improving overall well-being. Beyond income poverty, the Plan views poverty as deprivation in multiple dimensions, and thus approaches poverty reduction as also ensuring people’s access to health, education, water, sanitation, and secure shelter, among others. Read more