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  • 25th Nov 14

    Secretary Balisacan’s Message at the Launch of the Energy Policy and Development Program

    MESSAGE SECRETARY ARSENIO M. BALISACAN Economic Planning Secretary and NEDA Director-General LAUNCH OF THE ENERGY POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 25 November 2014, 3:00 PM Shangri-la Hotel, Makati City US Ambassador Philip Goldberg; USAID Philippines Mission Director Gloria Steele; Dean Ramon Clarete of the UP School of Economics; Sec. Carlos Jericho Petilla of the Department of Energy; representatives from the private sector; colleagues in the government; friends in the academe and energy sector; esteemed guests; ladies and gentlemen: a pleasant...

  • 24th Nov 14

    Imports growth to remain positive in 2014 despite decline in September – NEDA, Improved logistics efficiency needed for expected rise in economic activity in Q4

    MANILA – Imports growth is seen to remain positive for 2014 albeit its recorded contraction by 2.6 percent in September, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that total payments for imported goods fell to US$5.6 billion in September 2014 from US$5.7 billion in September 2013. Imports of raw materials and intermediate goods reached US$2.1 billion in September 2014, lower by 11.0 percent from the US$2.4 billion in the same period last...

  • 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...

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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