Socioeconomic Report 2015

In 2015, the Philippines through the Aquino administration, continued its pursuit of inclusive growth through transparent and responsive governance, increased  infrastructure  investment, improved social services, and a stable macroeconomic environment, among others. The country sought to meet its targets amid external and domestic shocks that threatened its progress. This Report provides details of the country’s

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Annual Report 2015: Steering the Economy, Solidifying Structural Reforms

In 2015, NEDA continued to lead the coordination of development initiatives across the entire government that helped steer the economy and strengthened structural reforms in the country. This is by pursuing sound economic development management and effective leadership management and innovation. The Agency has been providing six major services to achieve sound economic and development management: (a) development planning; (b) investment programming; (c)

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The Philippine Services Sector and APEC

The Philippines is a net exporter of services due to a strong IT-BPM sector. As companies increasingly move some of their operations and production or manufacturing processes to other countries, such as the Philippines, more Filipino micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are drawn into the global value chain. This creates more employment and business

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Primer on Structural Reform

Structural reform is about changing government policies and regulations so that economic transactions can be done more efficiently. In particular, it aims to eliminate complex and unnecessary government regulations and processes that keep firms and individuals from pursuing business and job opportunities within the country and abroad. Eliminating such barriers to growth allows resources to

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