PH GOV’T READIES POLICIES FOR THE NEW NORMAL – NEDA

April 5, 2020 Policies are now being identified to help the country’s economy adjust to the “new normal,” the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. “The Inter-agency Task Force Technical Working Group for Anticipatory and Forward Planning (IATF-TWG-AFP), chaired by NEDA, is currently preparing to provide recommendations to rebuild confidence and adjust to the continue reading : PH GOV’T READIES POLICIES FOR THE NEW NORMAL – NEDA

NEDA PREPARES ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN AS BAYANIHAN ACT FAST-TRACKS RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

March 28, 2020 As the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act is expected to expedite the implementation of measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the National Economic and Development Authority is now preparing a plan to rebuild business and consumer confidence and avoid a prolonged economic recession. NEDA said the Bayanihan Act, recently signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, continue reading : NEDA PREPARES ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN AS BAYANIHAN ACT FAST-TRACKS RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

PH GOV’T SHARES MILESTONES, STRENGTHENS COMMITMENTS IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AT NAIROBI SUMMIT

NAIROBI – The Philippine government reinforced its international commitments to improve programs in reproductive health in the country, and presented the milestones and policies already in place leading to real outcomes. “We are one with the world in renewing with vigor our commitments to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action continue reading : PH GOV’T SHARES MILESTONES, STRENGTHENS COMMITMENTS IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AT NAIROBI SUMMIT

Keynote Message of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the 5th Annual Public Policy Conference

Keynote Message Ernesto M. Pernia, PhD Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning 5th Annual Public Policy Conference “Navigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges” September 19, 2019 Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Pasay City, Philippines   PIDS President Dr. Celia M. Reyes, for the impressive opening remarks as well as the video; Former Prime Minister Cesar continue reading : Keynote Message of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia during the 5th Annual Public Policy Conference

As delivered: Secretary Pernia’s Presentation on Social Protection and Human Capital Development

As delivered: Presentation on Social Protection and Human Capital Development Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia Asia Pacific Social Protection Week 2019 ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines September 9, 2019 Secretary Ali Raza Bhutta of Benazir Income Support Program Pakistan, ADB Vice President Bambang Susantono, ADB Director General Ramesh Subramaniam, distinguished members of the human and continue reading : As delivered: Secretary Pernia’s Presentation on Social Protection and Human Capital Development

Keynote Speech at the ASEP Finale Phase One:  A Retrospective

KEYNOTE SPEECH Assistant Secretary Roderick M. Planta on behalf of ERNESTO M. PERNIA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary ASEP FINALE PHASE ONE:  A RETROSPECTIVE Rizal Park Hotel, Manila September 4, 2019   [Salutations] Colleagues in government; Friends from the private sector; Participants from the civil society, the academe, and other institutions, good morning. I am delighted to continue reading : Keynote Speech at the ASEP Finale Phase One:  A Retrospective

REFORMS NEEDED TO SUSTAIN EXPORTS RECOVERY – NEDA

June 11, 2019 The National Economic and Development Authority continues to push for critical legislative agenda to make the Philippine export industry more attractive and competitive. The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that the country’s total merchandise trade declined by 1.0 percent to USD14.5 billion in April 2019 from USD14.7 billion in April 2018, as continue reading : REFORMS NEEDED TO SUSTAIN EXPORTS RECOVERY – NEDA

Welcome Message of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary during Planning Community of Practice 2nd Technical Workshop

WELCOME MESSAGE ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Planning Community of Practice 2nd Technical Workshop Alignment and Coordination of National and Subnational Plans Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City May 22-23, 2019 Honorable Mara Warwick, Country Director for Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Delegates from our fellow ASEAN states – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, continue reading : Welcome Message of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary during Planning Community of Practice 2nd Technical Workshop

Economic Team’s Joint Statement on Q1 2019 GDP Growth

We, the economic managers, remain committed to the pursuit of sustained and inclusive growth through fast implementation of the government’s programs and projects to make up for lower-than-planned state spending in the first quarter due to the delay in passage of the 2019 budget. Today, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the Philippine economy grew continue reading : Economic Team’s Joint Statement on Q1 2019 GDP Growth

External headwinds dampen trade performance in December

February 12, 2019 As external challenges remain in the region, merchandise trade growth in the Philippines and in most Asian economies softened in December 2018, the National Economic and Development Authority said. “Merchandise trade in all the monitored Asian economies continued to weaken in the last month of 2018 as the region began to feel continue reading : External headwinds dampen trade performance in December

PH MANUFACTURING SUSTAINS GROWTH FOR 11TH MONTH IN 2018

January 4, 2019 Manufacturing output sustained its growth and marked its eleventh consecutive month in positive territory in November 2018, the National Economic and Development Authority said. The Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI) of the Philippine Statistics Authority today reported that manufacturing’s Volume of Production Index (VoPI) rose by 1.0 percent while its continue reading : PH MANUFACTURING SUSTAINS GROWTH FOR 11TH MONTH IN 2018

JAPAN REMAINS TOP ODA SOURCE AS OF END-SEPT 2018

December 28, 2018 Japan remained the top provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Philippines as of September, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported Friday. Its loans and grants stood at USD 5.98 billion, accounting for 41.20 percent of the country’s total active ODA portfolio. It was followed by the World Bank continue reading : JAPAN REMAINS TOP ODA SOURCE AS OF END-SEPT 2018

UNDEREMPLOYMENT DROPS TO LOWEST IN OVER A DECADE

December 5, 2018 The country’s underemployment rate fell to its lowest in over a decade, indicating the improvement of the quality of work nationwide, the National Economic and Development Authority said. Based on the October round of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority, underemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent in October continue reading : UNDEREMPLOYMENT DROPS TO LOWEST IN OVER A DECADE

M&E should be institutionalized in public sector – Pernia

November 26, 2018 MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority gathered monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practitioners around the country to refine proposed guidelines on the official framework for evaluating government programs and projects. Guidelines for the National Evaluation Policy Framework (NEPF) will spell out, among others, procedures, tools, and templates that managers in government continue reading : M&E should be institutionalized in public sector – Pernia

NEDA LAUDS PH NEW POVERTY INDICATOR

November 22, 2018 MANILA—The Philippines’ new poverty index that complements the existing income-based poverty measurement, will help improve the design of development programs of the government, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. “We congratulate the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for developing the multi-dimensional poverty statistics and releasing the results last week. This will continue reading : NEDA LAUDS PH NEW POVERTY INDICATOR