Philippines

East Asian infrastructure development in a comparative global perspective: an analysis of RIS infrastructure index

Development of infrastructure is one of the key priorities of East Asia Summit (EAS) countries. By constructing an Infrastructure Index for 104 countries comprising all the EAS members, this paper examines the levels of infrastructure attainment of EAS countries in a comparative global perspective over time and space.

Preparing Schools for Natural Disasters in the Philippines

Last month Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines, killing 21 people, while the nation was still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan – which left close to 6,300 people dead and displaced 4.1 million Filipinos in 2013.

How can government increase R&D activities in the Philippines?

Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) collaborated with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the last quarter of 2009 to undertake a study focusing on the identification of factors that drive multinational corporations (MNCs) and technology-based companies to locate in the Philippines and invest in innovative activities.
The study’s objectives were to:

Why some firms innovate and why others do not

Various studies have pointed to the Philippines’ meagre expenditures on research and development (R&D) activities, especially when viewed vis-a-vis those of its neighboring countries. Innovation, however, is not just confined to inventions and R&D. From an economics standpoint, an innovation must increase value, whether customer value or producer value.

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Philippines: Microfinance group asks BIR not to assess it as profit institution…

DAVAO CITY—The Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) has urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) not to classify them as a profit institution and help them free up more amount for extending loan and other antipoverty financial services to the rural poor.
Ruben C. de Lara, president of the [...]

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