A plethora of risks can potentially dismantle a countrys vision of sustained and inclusive growth. With overlapping risks of varied nature, the need to build multiple resilient communities has become a top priority, particularly for the Philippines"a country battered by shocks related to extreme weather events, high structural unemployment and underemployment, increasing || READ MORE >>
The first 1,000 days from conception to two years old is a critical window for shaping the health of young children and the long-term health of society. When poor children at this stage of their lives experience chronic undernutrition, stunting manifests, meaning they grow to a height well below the standards for their age. Experts say the consequences are dire and long term. Nutritional issues || READ MORE >>
EXPERTS GATHER TO DISCUSS ISSUES ON FEDERALISM
State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) hosted the assessment and coordination meeting of the Federalism Initiative Project last January 16 at its office in Centris, || Read more >>
PIDS STUDY CALLS FOR GREATER TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN SPENDING MVUC FUND
To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the collection and disbursement of the Motor Vehicle Users Charge (MVUC) fund, a study by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development || Read more >>
GIVING CROP INSURANCE TO POOR FARMERS HELPS REDUCE POVERTY--PIDS STUDY
Crop insurance can be an effective safety net that can significantly reduce poverty among agricultural households. This is according to a study by state think tank Philippine Institute for Develo || Read more >>
PIDS CALLS FOR REFINEMENT IN DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS FOR CHILDREN OF PANTAWID BENEFICIARIES
State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) has outlined several recommendations to improve the design and implementation of the college scholarship grants for the childr || Read more >>
January 19, 2017 || FreemanBiz leader calls for long-term solution to lingering El NioCEBU, Philippines " With the anticipated impact of the worsening hot weather to the water supply, a business leader calls for long-term and sustainable programs to mitigate its effect.
"Water is a basic necessity needed by everyone " businessmen or not," said Cebu Chamber of Commer || Read more >>
January 18, 2017 || Business MirrorFruitful meet between Duterte and PHLs top businessmen"PalaceThe President and the countrys top businessmen found common ground on the various economic issues affecting the country during a dinner meeting on Tuesday night.
In a briefing on Wednesday, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto C. Abella said the Presidents meeting was arranged by Preside || Read more >>
January 17, 2017 || Business MirrorDeath penalty also puts livelihood of poor at riskNot just the lives but even the livelihood of poor Filipinos, particularly those depending on agriculture exports to Europe, are at stake once the bill reinstating the death penalty is passed, economists said.
They are concerned that reviving the capital punishment could negatively aff || Read more >>
January 17, 2017 || Philippine StarThe future is in agribusinessThe global unemployment rate will increase to 5.8 percent representing 3.4 million people or a total of 201.1 million, according to the World Employment and Social Outlook-Trends 2017 report recently released by the International Labor Organization. This gloomy picture is attributed to th || Read more >>