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  • 23rd Oct 14

    IMPORTS SLIDE BY 1.3 PERCENT IN AUGUST 2014, Government to remain vigilant vs possible slowdown in global economy – NEDA

    MANILA – Significant declines in spending for imported raw materials and intermediate goods and mineral fuels and lubricants resulted in a 1.3 percent decline in merchandise imports in August 2014, offsetting the year-on-year gains in consumer and capital goods, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “Although relatively in better condition than last year, the gradual softening in imports has been observed since the 24.7-percent growth seen last January, steadily sliding to its slowest growth as of...

  • 21st Oct 14

    Statement of NEDA Deputy Director-General Rolando Tungpalan during the COFILCO Summit of Consulting Organizations

    Address to the Confederation of Filipino Consulting Organizations (COFILCO) Summit of Consulting Organizations Richmonde Hotel Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City 21 October 2014 ROLANDO G. TUNGPALAN NEDA Deputy Director – General for Investment Programming Mr. Eric Cruz – COFILCO President, distinguished friends and colleagues from the government and the consulting industry, delegates, and guests, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I am truly honored to serve as speaker for this year’s COFILCO summit of consulting organizations, and to talk to you...

  • 19th Oct 14

    NEDA calls for greater support and opportunities for small farmers

    SAVAR CITY, BANGLADESH — Greater support and opportunities for small farmers in the Philippines and Asia are needed to enable agriculture workers to take part in the growth process, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan made this statement in a video message for the 8th International Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) at the BRAC Center for Development, Savar, Bangladesh on October 15, 2014. Balisacan said that...

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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