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  • 4th Sep 15

    Inflation down to another all-time low in August 2015

    MANILA – Downward price pressures in food, energy, and oil rates, restrained inflation to an all-time low of 0.6 percent in August 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that the country’s headline inflation rate recorded its lowest level anew, tapering down to 0.6 percent in August 2015 from 0.8 percent in the previous month and 4.9 percent in August 2014. “The current low inflation environment exhibited in the first...

  • 31st Aug 15

    Growth of services value chains, critical for job creation and inclusive growth – NEDA

    CEBU CITY – The critical role of services trade in global value chains (GVCs) must be further explored as it can provide potential new sources of growth and jobs for the country and the entire APEC region, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “We would like to see greater participation of services in various GVCs that will increase productivity and add value to goods produced. In the process, these will create more jobs and make growth...

  • 28th Aug 15

    Welcome Remarks of Director Carlos Bernardo O. Abad Santos at the APEC Workshop on Methods and Methodologies to Evaluate the Impact of Economic Regulation

    WELCOME REMARKS CARLOS BERNARDO O. ABAD SANTOS NEDA Governance Staff Director APEC WORKSHOP ON METHODS AND METHODOLOGIES TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC REGULATION 28 August 2015, 9:00 AM Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines Distinguished guests, colleagues from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I am pleased to welcome you to the queen city of Southern Philippines, Cebu! Let me thank the Federal Commission of Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER) and APEC for...

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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