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

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

NEDA COMMITS TO STEP-UP MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF PROJECTS

June 4, 2018 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) committed to intensify its efforts in monitoring and evaluating government activities during a workshop with the World Bank last week. The joint stakeholder evaluation workshop was held in an effort to enhance monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects in the country. “We need to continue reading : NEDA COMMITS TO STEP-UP MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF PROJECTS

​WORLD BANK REPORT ON POVERTY COMPLEMENTS PH DEV’T STRATEGY

May 30, 2018 Recommendations in a World Bank (WB) assessment on poverty in the Philippines complement strategies in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, the National Economic and Development Authority said. On Tuesday, WB held a soft launch of Making Growth Work for the Poor, a poverty assessment for the Philippines for the period 2006-2015 continue reading : ​WORLD BANK REPORT ON POVERTY COMPLEMENTS PH DEV’T STRATEGY

JAPAN TO HELP FUND 6 OF 13 NEW INFRA PROJECTS

March 2, 2018 Official Development Assistance (ODA) from the Government of Japan will help fund almost half, or 6 of 13, of NEDA Board newly approved infrastructure projects. “Japan is one of our long-time and most trusted development partners. We recognize its commitment to technical excellence in infrastructure,” Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said continue reading : JAPAN TO HELP FUND 6 OF 13 NEW INFRA PROJECTS

Welcome Remarks of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia at the National Conference on Natural Capital Accounting

WELCOME REMARKS ERNESTO M. PERNIA, PhD Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning National Conference on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) March 30, 2017; 8:00 am Marco Polo, Ortigas Center, Pasig City World Bank Philippine Country Director Mara Warwick; National Statistician Lisa Grace Bersales; Distinguished resource speakers and presenters, development partners, colleagues from the government, participants from the civil continue reading : Welcome Remarks of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia at the National Conference on Natural Capital Accounting

NEDA stresses value of integrating environmental accounting in development planning

MANILA— The integration of Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) or Environmental Accounting in national and regional development plans ensures not only the conservation and protection of ecosystems, but also enables the country to make progress along the path of sustainable development, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “The NCA, through the World Bank-funded continue reading : NEDA stresses value of integrating environmental accounting in development planning

Equal access to opportunities, crucial to poverty reduction in PH & East Asia – NEDA

From left: World Bank Vice President of the East Asia and Pacific Region Axel van Trotsenburg, Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan,  Cornell University Professor of Economics Ravi Kanbur, Global Economy and Development Program Senior Fellow and Deputy Director Homi Kharas, and The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau Economics Editor Sudeep Reddy during the World Bank’s continue reading : Equal access to opportunities, crucial to poverty reduction in PH & East Asia – NEDA