DRN 2017 Vol. XXXV No. 4: PIDS Prods Government to Regulate Digital Economy
The final issue of the Development Research News in 2017 zeroes in on the regulation of the digital economy in the Philippines. Specifically, its banner article highlights two related events spearheaded by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) to discuss the benefits and challenges of the digital technology and the relevance of regulation to unlock its potential in advancing public welfare in the country.
The issue also covers relevant concerns affecting trade within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, such as the slow pace of its negotiation process on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the rise of populism in the region. It also includes two articles urging the Philippine government to address the poor innovation performance in the country, especially in the business process outsourcing industry. Completing this issue is an article on the opening of another PIDS Corner in the Bicol region. Click here to download the newsletter.
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The government must reduce regulatory burdens in the logistics industry to boost the country’s export competitiveness, according to a study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
Authored by PIDS Senior Research Fellow Ramonette Serafica and Consultants Lai-Lynn Barcenas, Glenda Reyes, and Jose Tongzon, the study aimed to examine the various regulatory requirements and legal obstacles in the distribution, multimodal transport, and logistics services in the country. READ MORE
Improving financial literacy and broadening access to financial institutions like banks and insurance companies, especially in the rural areas, are key to achieving financial inclusion in the country.
Women living in poverty in the Philippines are more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV/AIDS than those from rich households. This is according to a recent study released by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
The government’s shift to a new industrial policy has contributed to the continuous economic growth of the country, according to a study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
Authors Maureen Ane Rosellon and Erlinda Medalla, PIDS research associate and senior research fellow, respectively, said the Philippines has maintained its 6–7 percent growth rate from 2012 to 2016, making it one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Plus Three composed of China, Japan, and South Korea. READ MORE
In line with its mandate to promote evidence-based studies and policymaking, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) inaugurated its 25th PIDS Corner at the main library of the Sorsogon State College last December.
As the Duterte administration’s flagship infrastructure program, Build Build Build, takes off, the government should improve its planning and programming systems, both at the national and agency levels.
In a recent study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies, author Epictetus Patalinghug, citing World Bank's report, said the government needs to address the “particularly low efficiency rate of public transport spending and the high levels of corruption”. READ MORE
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) needs to improve the documentation and strengthen its information technology systems to further enhance the implementation of its pro-poor programs.
These were among the major findings of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its evaluation of the DSWD’s Convergence Strategy. The Convergence Strategy is a major undertaking of the agency to address poverty through the harmonized implementation of its three major programs: Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, and the Sustainable Livelihood Program. READ MORE
Cases of violence against women and children (VAWC) in the country show only a slight decrease in numbers despite the implementation of laws penalizing such offense, according to a recent study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
POLICY ISSUE AT A GLANCE
The Philippine Macroeconomy: An Overview
The Philippines has demonstrated significant economic growth—and is still gaining momentum—in recent years. This was after being tagged as the 'sick man of Asia' for showing slow growth while its Asian neighbors flourished.
This infographic shows the Philippine economy’s performance by presenting some macroeconomic indicators. It also looks at how the New Industrial Strategy can help sustain this growth. This infographic is based on PIDS Discussion Paper No. 2017-48 titled “Macroeconomic Overview of the Philippines and the New Industrial Policy” written by Maureen Ane Rosellon and Erlinda Medalla, PIDS supervising research specialist and senior research fellow, respectively. Click here to download the publication.
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