Events Calendar Archived (April 2014)

Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 9:30
Venue: C.P. Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Bldg., Amorsolo Street, Makati City

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) held a Pulong Saliksikan on The Euro Area: Recent Events and Prospects on April 23, 2015, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, at the Romulo Hall of the NEDA sa Makati Bldg., 106 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.

The presenter was Dr. Lino Briguglio, Professor of Economics and Director of the Islands and Small States Institute, University of Malta.

Prof. Briguglio explained the factors that led to the euro crisis, why it has lingered on until the present time, and why it is likely to continue for some time. The euro area crisis was originally connected with sovereign debt problems, which in turn were associated with regulatory lax on credit conditions and led to high-risk lending and borrowing by banks, real-estate speculation leading to bubbles, and lack of fiscal prudence. However, in recent years, the euro crisis has been exacerbated by slow economic growth and high unemployment rates. The crisis took a new twist in early 2015, following the Greek general elections, when the demands by the new Greek government led to uncertainty about the future of Greece in the euro area, which in turn created instability in the financial markets.

Prof. Briguglio also discussed the measures that are being taken by the European Central Bank to stimulate growth within the European Union and to strengthen fiscal harmonization among the 18 members of the Eurozone. He also provided some implications of the euro area developments to the member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Makati City

The presenter is Annie Duflo, executive director of IPA. She will largely be talking about the relevance of impact evaluation (IE) in policymaking . Ms. Duflo has a wealth of experience implementing and managing IE projects especially randomized evaluations. She will highlight three cases in her presentation.

As executive director, she leads the strategic directions of IPA, the implementation of its strategic plan, and the day-to-day operations. Previously, she served as IPA's Research Director where she managed IPAs research network, staff capacity-building, and new project development. She also played a key role in the scaling up of successful programs with particular focus on education.

This is a technical seminar and only representatives from NEDA and selected Philippine departments (DOH, DepEd, DSWD, DBM, DOF) are invited.

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Date: April 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Venue: C.P. Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Bldg., Amorsolo Street, Makati City

The DOH-PIDS Health Systems Research Program was crafted to improve the capacity of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) to formulate, implement, and monitor health policies supportive of the administrations Aquino Health Agenda (AHA) as articulated in the Universal Health Care (UHC)" Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) launched in 2011.

The Health Research component of the program seeks to provide evidence-based findings needed to steer the health system, to monitor existing health policies and programs, and to inform future policies and programs that the DOH and PHIC should consider. For this program, 28 studies have been implemented covering topics on health financing, attainment of MDGs, public-private partnerships on health, and health service delivery.

The Fourth Knowledge-Sharing Seminar will be held on April 28 from 9:00 a.m. (registration at 8:30 am) to 4:00 pm at the Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Building, 106 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.

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Date: April 03, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM
Venue: C.P. Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Bldg., Amorsolo Street, Makati City

State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) continues its research dissemination effort through a seminar-forum featuring analyses of Philippine economic prospects and the challenge of job expansion and development.

Themed "The Jobs Challenge: Choosing between the Beaten Path and Its Alternative", the PIDS event will be held on April 3, 2014, 1:30 to 5:00 pm, at the Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Building, Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.



The program has two parts. The first part will feature (1) the highlights of the Asian Development Bank`s (ADB) Asian Development Outlook 2014, to be given by Dr. Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, Senior Economist at ADB, and (2) The Philippine Economy in 2013 and Prospects for 2014, authored by Dr. Gilberto Llanto and Dr. Adoracion Navarro, PIDS President and Senior Research Fellow, respectively.

The second part is a presentation titled "Labor Policy Analysis for Jobs Expansion and Development", which will be given by Dr. Vicente Paqueo, Dr. Aniceto Orbeta, Dr . Leonardo Lanzona, and Mr. Dean Dulay, Visiting Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, PIDS; Professor, Ateneo de Manila University; and Research Consultant, PIDS, respectively.

The presentations of PIDS are part of its newest Economic Policy Monitor, an annual publication of the Institute since 2011 that provides an analysis of macroeconomic trends in the country and an in-depth study of a socioeconomic issue that has a critical significance for sustained and inclusive growth. The forum aims to provide a venue for representatives from government, labor sector, employers sector, and civil society groups to discuss the issues pertaining to the lack of adequate and productive jobs in the Philippines and how this may be addressed.

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For more information, please contact Gizelle Manuel or Phidel Vineles at telephone number 893-9585 locals 5032 and 5033 or 892-4059, or email gmanuel@mail.pids.gov.ph or pvineles@mail.pids.gov.ph.


Date: April 08, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Venue: C.P. Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Bldg., Amorsolo Street, Makati City

The DOH-PIDS Health Systems Research Program was crafted to improve the capacity of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) to formulate, implement, and monitor health policies supportive of the administrations Aquino Health Agenda (AHA) as articulated in the Universal Health Care (UHC)" Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) launched in 2011.

The Health Research component of the program seeks to provide evidence-based findings needed to steer the health system, to monitor existing health policies and programs, and to inform future policies and programs that the DOH and PHIC should consider. For this program, 28 studies have been implemented covering topics on health financing, attainment of MDGs, public-private partnerships on health, and health service delivery.

The third Knowledge-Sharing Seminar will be held on March 20 from 1:30 pm (registration at 1:00 pm) to 4:00 pm at the Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Building, 106 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. This seminar will have paper presentations on Hospital Financing and Public-Private Partnerships.

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