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Protecting deposits in savings and credit cooperatives
G.M. Llanto / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
Throughout the years, savings and credit coopera tives (SCCs) int he Philippines have shown how effective they are in mobi- lizing millions of pesos of deposits from thousands of members, mostly coming from the low and middle income c...
Fiscal Space for Social Protection Options to Expand Social Investments in 187 Countries
I Ortiz; M Cummins; K Karunanethy / International Labour Organization 2015
It is often argued that social protection is not affordable or that government expenditure cuts are inevitable during adjustment periods. But there are alternatives, even in the poorest countries. This working paper offers a...
Transforming Land Bank into a microfinance development institution
M.B. Lamberte / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
The economic crisis, which has put the Philippines under severe stress, is a stark reminder that the country’s economy has remained fragile despite the respectable growth realized during the first half of the 1990s. Official sta...
Scenarios for economic recovery: the Philippines
M.B. Lamberte; J.T. Yap / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1999
This study reviews the economic policies and performance of the Philippine economy in the 1990s, briefly assesses the macro- and microeconomic impacts of the Asian financial crisis, describes the measures adopted by the government in ...
Currency crisis: where do we go from here?
M.B. Lamberte / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1999
This paper reviews the arguments for and against the imposition of capital controls in the Philippines and discusses the liberalization process undertaken by the authorities since the 1980s. The view espoused by this paper is that the...
Direction or drift? The Philippine economy after 2004
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2005
This brief includes have two major features. One dissects the key economic issues that the new Philippine president faces as a new six-year term unfolds after the May presiden tial election. The other talks about two top Philippine ex...
Resolution of nonperforming loans: do asset management companies matter?
G. Pasadilla; A. Hagiwara / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2005
When disturbances like an economic crisis, a market reform or even a change of government occur, the financial sector becomes affected and may result in a high level of nonperforming loans (NPLs). This makes banks unable to maintain t...
Contingent liabilities: adding up to the fiscal burden
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2005
Who will carry the burden of the negative shocks to investments of private investors in infrastructure projects due to possible fluctuations in the economy in the future? Basically, the government, in view of the guarantees it signifi...
Proposed RP-US free trade deal: issues and challenges
E.M. Medalla; J.D. Balboa / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2005
This article examines the politico-strategic motivations of the Bush Administration’s efforts to foster free trade agreements (FTAs) to a number of countries, including the Philippines. These motives include the US interest in a...
Cash for women's empowerment? A mixed-methods evaluation of the government of Zambia's Child Grant Programme
J. Bonilla / UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2016
Social cash transfer programmes in developing countries are often claimed to benefit the empowerment of women, despite a lack of clear evidence supporting this outcome. This report seeks to examine the validity of the claim through a ...
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World Trade Organization (second of two parts)
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
The Philippine entry to GATT has paved the way for trade reforms such as removal of trade restrictions. At the early stage of implementation, adjustment costs have burdened a number of economic agents including the domestic firms and ...
Macroeconomic policy change and household health outcomes: A simulation of the impact of the 1988-1992 tariff reform program on the demand for outpatient care in the Philippines
A.C. Orbeta; M.M. Alba / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1998
This paper estimates a discrete choice model of outpatient care using data drawn from a household survey covering four regions and seven provinces in the Philippines. The choice alternatives include home care and formal care...
World Trade Organization (first of two parts)
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
The Philippine entry to GATT has paved the way for trade reforms such as removal of trade restrictions. At the early stage of implementation, adjustment costs have burdened a number of economic agents including the domestic firms and ...
Credit unions as channels of micro-credit lines: the Philippine case
M.B. Lamberte / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1998
A subset of the informal financial institutions that has been recently used as lending conduits of special credit programs is the credit union system. However, they often face some resource constraints which prevent them from satisfyi...
Financial reform and development in the Philippines, 1980-1997: Imperatives, performance and challenges
P.S. Intal; G.M. Llanto / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1998
This paper discusses the reform and development the Philippine government undertook during the currenncy and financial turmoil in East Asia in the 1980s and 1990s. Its focus is the financial system. The paper also identifies...
Economy-wide model of the Philippine economy: Preliminary version
C.B. Cororaton / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1997
Utilizing the Jemio and Vos Financial Computable General Equilibrium, this paper presents the simulation results of the economic adjustments during 1987-1993, focusing on the impact of the adjustments on factor payments, income distri...
Economic issueof the day: inflation
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
Many Filipino families continue to feel the burden of rising commodity prices. The hardship is aggravated when basic food items like rice, sugar, and corn have difficulty finding their way to the tables of the Mang Pandoys, especially...
Effects of the uniform 5% tariff on manufacturing
V.S. Pineda / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 1997
This study argues that there will be substantial benefits from the 5 per cent uniform tariff rate to be implemented in the Philippines by 2004. It states that these benefits are in the form of greater import competition, improved...
Oil price increase: can something be done to minimize its effects?
C.B. Cororaton / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
Using a computable general equilibrium model of the Philippine economy, it is observed that the impact of an oil price change is negative. It is negative not only in terms of economic growth, but also in terms of income inequality and...
Minimum wage and informality in Ecuador
C. Canelas / United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research 2014
This paper investigates if changes in the minimum wage have influenced changes on the formality and informality rates, and the level of wages in Ecuador. A 12-year panel was built. It allows to overcome the short time span of househol...
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European centre for international political economy (ECIPE)
The European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) is an independent and non-profit policy research think tank dedicated to trade policy and other international economic policy issues of importance to Europe. It was founded in 2006 by Fredrik Erixon and Razeen Sally.
Vox
VoxEU.org is a policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (www.CEPR.org) in conjunction with a consortium of national sites, including the Italian site LaVoce (which provided inspiration for the idea and help from the start, www.LaVoce.info), the French site Telos (www.telos-eu.com), and the Spanish site Sociedad Abierta. Vox aims to promote research-based polic...
Pendragon
Pendragon is a specialist pensions information company, dedicated solely to providing information to the pensions movement and pensions professionals. Resources include 'Perspective' - a subscription-based electronic information service for the UK pensions industry.  Core material includes: Acts of Parliament & Bills; Statutory Instruments (including draft SI's); Regulato...
The Springfield Centre for Business in Development
Established in 1995, the Springfield Centre is an independent consulting, training and research organisation specialising in private sector development in low and middle-income economies. We have particular expertise in making markets work for the poor - an approach to development that emphasises systemic change - and have an established international reputation for high calibre, independent an...
United Nations Policy Notes for National Development Strategies
The outcome document of the 2005 United Nations World Summit called on countries to prepare national development strategies, taking into account the international development goals agreed in the various United Nations Summits and Conferences of the past two decades. In order to assist countries in this task, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) commissioned six notes...
Asian Development Bank Learning Curves
Sharing findings and recommendations improves developmental practice and the organisational performance associated with it. It can also build meaning and understanding, develop support, and generate learning opportunities. The purpose of Learning Curves is to bring findings and recommendations of operations evaluation at ADB to the attention of a broader range of readers. The format of the outreac...
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has a statutory mandate to undertake lending and other operations for the promotion of Japanese exports, imports and economic activities overseas; for the stability of international financial order; and for economic and social development as well as economic stability in the developing economies,thereby contributing to the sound development...
Dev-Zone
This resources aims to inform and educate New Zealanders about international development and global issues. We run a library and a website, provide email updates, publish our magazine Just Change, engage in information related projects and work with like-minded organisations to raise awareness about issues. Dev-Zone is mandated through the following DRC key strategic outcomes:...
Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) (FMO)
The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) supports the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. This is done with loans, participations, guarantees and other investment promotion activities. The goal is to contribute to the structural and sustainable economic growth in these countries and, together with the p...
Global Information on MicroInsurance
GIMI, Internet platform of the STEP programme (Strategies and Tools against social Exclusion and Poverty) of the International Labour Office (ILO) bringing together actors from around the world, aiming at raising their knowledge of microinsurance and more general the extension of social security. GIMI provides resources and services (guides, training, software, workspaces, knowledge map) to suppor...
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