EXPANDED PEDIATRIC VACCINATION TO ENCOURAGE MORE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, ENSURE SAFETY IN RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE SCHOOLING – NEDA

February 11, 2022 – The vaccination of children aged five to eleven years old will encourage more economic activity, protect families, and support the resumption of face-to-face schooling, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. “More than thirty percent of our population is below eighteen [years old], so the sooner we vaccinate them, the continue reading : EXPANDED PEDIATRIC VACCINATION TO ENCOURAGE MORE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, ENSURE SAFETY IN RETURN TO FACE-TO-FACE SCHOOLING – NEDA

TIMELY PASSAGE OF ECON LIBERALIZATION BILLS TO BOOST PH POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY—NEDA 

January 31, 2022 The urgent passage of the three landmark economic liberalization bills into law will be crucial in accelerating growth in 2022 and beyond, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. In his presentation during the #AskNEDA Media Briefing on Monday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua discussed how these reforms, namely continue reading : TIMELY PASSAGE OF ECON LIBERALIZATION BILLS TO BOOST PH POST-PANDEMIC RECOVERY—NEDA 

NEDA OUTLINES 10-POINT POLICY AGENDA TO BOOST PH ECONOMIC RECOVERY

December 3, 2021 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has proposed a 10-point policy agenda to accelerate the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare the country for future pandemics. During his talk at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) on Wednesday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua emphasized the need to continue reading : NEDA OUTLINES 10-POINT POLICY AGENDA TO BOOST PH ECONOMIC RECOVERY

COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO COST PHP 41.4 T FOR THE NEXT 40 YEARS – NEDA

September 25, 2021 Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua said the estimated long-run total cost of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantines for present and future generations of Filipinos is estimated at 41.4 trillion pesos. “Over the past six months, NEDA, with assistance from our development partners and attached agencies, has been estimating the total continue reading : COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO COST PHP 41.4 T FOR THE NEXT 40 YEARS – NEDA

GOV’T MANAGING RISKS, FAST-TRACKING CONTACT TRACING EFFORTS AND NATIONAL ID – NEDA

May 4, 2021 The Philippine government is recalibrating its COVID-19 response to better manage risks and fast-track solutions on contact-tracing and the national ID deployment, said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “Instead of shutting down the entire economy, we only close down the sectors or the areas with the higher risk and allow continue reading : GOV’T MANAGING RISKS, FAST-TRACKING CONTACT TRACING EFFORTS AND NATIONAL ID – NEDA

MANAGING COVID-19 RISKS NEEDED TO IMPROVE LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS – NEDA

May 4, 2021 The government’s roadmap to economic recovery entails effectively managing COVID-19 risks to empower individuals and firms to thrive in the new normal, said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “Managing the current risks brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and other economic shocks will be crucial in continuously improving labor market continue reading : MANAGING COVID-19 RISKS NEEDED TO IMPROVE LABOR MARKET CONDITIONS – NEDA

AMID NEW VIRUS VARIANTS, NEDA PUSHES FOR FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IN PDITR IMPLEMENTATION TO MAXIMIZE EFFECTIVENESS OF ECQ EXTENSION

April 5, 2021 A more intensified implementation of the Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, and Recover (PDITR) strategy is key for the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to be more effective in reducing COVID-19 cases, said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “The latest data shows that we are at a critical juncture. Our collective actions continue reading : AMID NEW VIRUS VARIANTS, NEDA PUSHES FOR FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IN PDITR IMPLEMENTATION TO MAXIMIZE EFFECTIVENESS OF ECQ EXTENSION

GOV’T KEEN ON BALANCED, HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 – NEDA

March 26, 2021 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) assures the public that the Philippine government’s priority is to ensure people’s well-being and safety from COVID-19, while giving them opportunities to earn a living and address their needs. “The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has taken a careful continue reading : GOV’T KEEN ON BALANCED, HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 – NEDA

LOCALIZED QUARANTINE MEASURES, MANAGEMENT OF BOTH COVID-19 AND NON-COVID-19 RISKS TO SAVE MORE LIVES – NEDA

March 22, 2021 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) supports the localized quarantine measures in areas showing high transmission rates as directed by Resolution No. 104 of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. “We recognize the risks associated with the recent spike in COVID-19 cases but reverting back continue reading : LOCALIZED QUARANTINE MEASURES, MANAGEMENT OF BOTH COVID-19 AND NON-COVID-19 RISKS TO SAVE MORE LIVES – NEDA

Opening Message of Acting Secretary Chua during the Launch of 2020 Human Development Report

Opening Message Acting Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua Launch of 2020 Human Development Report January 22, 2021 Preliminaries UNDP Resident Representative Dr. Selva Ramachandran, our partners from UNDP, colleagues in NEDA and the government, other development partners, and stakeholders, a pleasant morning! The 2020 HDR (Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene) We congratulate UNDP continue reading : Opening Message of Acting Secretary Chua during the Launch of 2020 Human Development Report

LOSSES AND SETBACKS IN 2020 OFFER LESSONS TO RECOVER TOGETHER IN 2021 – NEDA

December 30, 2020 Reverting back to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) could cost NCR and its adjacent regions some 2.1 billion pesos in wages a day. Meanwhile, every day of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) costs these regions around 700 million pesos in wages. These losses and setbacks point to the need to work together to continue reading : LOSSES AND SETBACKS IN 2020 OFFER LESSONS TO RECOVER TOGETHER IN 2021 – NEDA

NEW CONSUMER AND EMPLOYEE SURVEY TO GUIDE POLICIES FOR 2021 ECONOMIC BOUNCE-BACK–NEDA

December 20, 2020 MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is encouraging consumers and the working population to respond to a new survey on confidence in the safe and gradual opening of the economy. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua reiterated during NEDA’s year-end media briefing that to really recover, the continue reading : NEW CONSUMER AND EMPLOYEE SURVEY TO GUIDE POLICIES FOR 2021 ECONOMIC BOUNCE-BACK–NEDA

JOINT DBCC STATEMENT: Review of the Medium-Term Macroeconomic Assumptions and Fiscal Program for FY 2020 to 2022

JOINT DBCC STATEMENT Review of the Medium-Term Macroeconomic Assumptions and Fiscal Program for FY 2020 to 2022 December 3, 2020   We, the members of the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), met to review the government’s medium-term macroeconomic assumptions, fiscal program, and growth targets. We have revised macroeconomic assumptions and targets to take into account continue reading : JOINT DBCC STATEMENT: Review of the Medium-Term Macroeconomic Assumptions and Fiscal Program for FY 2020 to 2022

HARNESSING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES CAN HELP PHILIPPINES OVERCOME IMPACT OF PANDEMIC, HASTEN RECOVERY

MANILA, October 5, 2020— Rapid adoption of digital technologies can help the Philippines overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, recover from the crisis, and achieve its vision of becoming a middle-class society free of poverty, according to the report released today by the World Bank and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Titled continue reading : HARNESSING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES CAN HELP PHILIPPINES OVERCOME IMPACT OF PANDEMIC, HASTEN RECOVERY

INNOVATION IN GOV’T CRUCIAL FOR PH RESILIENCE AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY – NEDA

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 – Innovation in government is needed to recover and build resilience from crises, according to Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua in the virtual opening ceremony of the 6th Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) held on September 15, 2020.    Noting risks to the country’s growth continue reading : INNOVATION IN GOV’T CRUCIAL FOR PH RESILIENCE AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY – NEDA