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 continue reading : Primer on Structural Reform

NEDA Annual Report 2014: Greater solidarity and better results

The National Economic and Development Authority made significant achievements in 2014, through its mandate and strong resolve to sustain economic gains and meet development targets. The organization remained steadfast as it informed the choice, design, and implementation of policies and programs by its partners in the government and in the private sector. Key achievements include, continue reading : NEDA Annual Report 2014: Greater solidarity and better results

Socioeconomic Report 2014

The Philippines, through its new administration in June 2010, committed itself to achieving inclusive growth through transparent and responsive governance, massive infrastructure investment, increased competitiveness, improved access to financing, improved social services, a stable macroeconomic environment, ecological integrity, quality education, appropriate science and technology appropriations, and advanced peace process alongside improved national security. In 2014, continue reading : Socioeconomic Report 2014

Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda: Implementation for Results

The Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY): Implementation for Results is the second of two planning documents prepared by NEDA to meet immediate post-disaster needs in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda. RAY: Implementation for Results presents an overall results framework for monitoring progress consistent with Philippine Development Plan. It also highlights key policy and program initiatives under implementation or consideration by four continue reading : Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda: Implementation for Results

Socioeconomic Report 2002

In 2002, the Philippine economy showed its firmest growth in the post-Asian crisis period. Building on the strengthsand resiliency established through various structural reforms in the past, all production sectors grew robustly in 2002. Industry andservices surpassed the previous year’s gains and agriculture bucked the effects of a mild El Niño. Growth of private investmentspersistently recovered throughout the year.

Socioeconomic Report 2004

The Socioeconomic Report (SER) 2004 appraises the achievement of national development goals and objectives in 2004 vis-à-vis the 2001-2004 and the 2004-2010 Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) targets. It also give the outlook and policy directions for 2005.

This Report draws from the submission of various agencies on their accomplishments in 2004. At the same time, the NEDA Secretariat, as coordinator for the preparation of the Plan oversight agency for monitoring its performance, has also offered its own analysis, highlighting areas where reform has been proceeding slowly and suggesting how agency programs can better support the goals enunciated in the Plan.

Socioeconomic Report 2005

The Socioeconomic Report (SER) 2005 summarizes what has been achieved during the year to meet national goals and targets spelled out in the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan. We believe in management by objectives, so we regularly compare these goals on paper with accomplishments on the ground.

To track these developments, we gathered reports from the various agencies of government. Our NEDA sector staffs then sifted through the data, analyzed performance gaps, and highlighted areas needing the most improvement. Indeed, information on failure was just as important as accounts of success.

In broad strokes, the year 2005 revealed how resilient the economy was. It was a time marked by high oil prices, political drama, a crippling El Niño drought, a severe slowdown in our exports, and price pressure from the expanded value-added tax (EVAT). Despite all these challenges, gross domestic product grew by a healthy 5.0 percent. A tough economy made it through tough times. Powering growth were massive inflows from overseas workers, foreign direct and portfolio investments, a booming outsourcing industry and the rediscovery of mining, among others.