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  • 16th Nov 14

    Monitoring in emergencies, key to better gov’t crisis response and decision-making – NEDA

    MANILA – Monitoring in emergencies can provide crucial information for the government to improve crisis response and decision-making in the short and long-term, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan made this statement read by NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan during the 4th M&E Network Philippines Forum “Monitoring and Evaluation in Emergencies: Ensuring Accountability to Affected Population” on November 13, 2014 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Pasig City. “In emergencies, providing...

  • 13th Nov 14

    Secretary Balisacan’s Statement at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society

    MESSAGE SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General 52nd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC SOCIETY “Running the Last Mile: Growth and Reforms to 2016” 14 November 2014, 8:00 AM InterContinental Manila, Makati City   A pleasant morning to everyone.  First of all, I would like to thank the organizers for giving me this opportunity to discuss our priorities as we run the last mile. Here we are; 594 days to go.  Knowing that our days are...

  • 10th Nov 14

    PH’s 15.7 percent exports growth in September 2014 leads East, Southeast Asian economies anew

    MANILA— Philippine merchandise exports grew by 15.7 percent in September 2014, once again topping trade-oriented economies in East and Southeast Asia since June, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “The country’s export performance for the last two quarters of 2014 culminated remarkably despite slower growth in July (12.4%) and in August (10.5%). From a peak of 21.3 percent in June 2014, the latest merchandise export growth outturn signals the rebound of the exports sector, even surpassing...

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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