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  • 29th Sep 14

    Statement of Secretary Balisacan at the Philippine Economic Briefing

    STATEMENT SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC BRIEFING “Accelerating Infrastructure Development” 30 September 2014, 8:00 AM Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City   Infrastructure development remains one of the top priorities of the Philippine Government to help sustain the robust economic performance and the improved confidence level among the international business communities that the country is currently enjoying. As we know, infrastructure development plays a critical role in the growth and competitiveness of...

  • 24th Sep 14

    Imports register flat growth in July 2014

    MANILA – Merchandise imports increased by only 0.002-percent year-on-year in July 2014, which may be a reflection of a regional phenomenon as majority of the East and South East Asian trade-oriented economies registered decreases in imports, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Vietnam, Taiwan, and South Korea were the only countries in the region that posted growth in merchandise imports with increases of 16.4 percent, 9.5 percent, and 5.8 percent, respectively. Payments for Philippine merchandise imports...

  • 9th Sep 14

    PH exports sustain strong double-digit growth in July ‘14

    MANILA— Merchandise exports grew by 12.4 percent in July 2014, with higher revenues from manufactures and agro-based products, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported today that the value of merchandise exports grew to US$5.5 billion during the period from US$4.9 billion in July 2013. The Philippines posted the second highest exports growth among the major economies in East and Southeast Asia in July 2014, next only to China. For the...

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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