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The topics covered in this book range from daily concerns like traffic, food, salary, rent to larger industry and environmental concerns like overfishing and logging. The book also tackles controversial topics like sex education, the minimum wage, conditional cash transfer, and unemployment.
The World Bank expects the Philippine economy to grow at 6.5 percent in 2015 and 2016 despite a weak global economy. Sustaining this level of high growth and making it inclusive over the long term will enable the country to eradicate poverty and boost shared prosperity within a generation.
This policy brief provides an overview of the mining industry and obstacles to its further development, along with eight (8) recommendations that should be considered by Philippine policy makers.
Through the lens of this biography, Gerardo Sicat reexamines four decades of Philippine economic history from the 1960s to the 1990s, their complexities, their circumstances, and their context. Copy of this book is available at the Yuchengco Museum.
Presentation link. This study proposes a 12-point agenda,conveniently referred to as the Jobs Expansion and Development Initiative (JEDI) for poverty reduction.
This book tells the story of the Manila Water’s transformation that is anchored on tapping the unlimited potential of underappreciated corporate resources.
made during the 18 February 2014 hearing of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments. The report and presentation provide arguments and evidences on why we need to change the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.
The paper argues for the return of the market in rural production: let productive farmers legally cultivate 10 or more hectares as the market dictates; let PSE-registered firms legally operate agro-industrial farms without land ceiling. Poverty reduction requires the shift of resources and manpower from informal to formal sectors. CARP has done the opposite.
In this paper, Professor Abola argues for domestic financing relative to borrowing abroad. He lays out a case for an aggressive debt buyback to make the currency more competitive.