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    Trade and investment in a globalized setting: the Philippine experience in Muslim areas

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    The study on Muslim traders in the Philippines was done to determine the profile of the Muslim trade enterprises and the effect of globalization on the Muslim traders as perceived by them. The design of the study was a qualitative-descriptive type of research with a sample of 150 respondents obtained through purposive sampling.
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    Local public finance in the Philippines: in search of autonomy with accountability

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    Twelve years into the implementation of the Local Government Code of 1991, it is opportune to assess how the key features of this landmark legislation has contributed to (or detracted from) achieving the balance between local autonomy and accountability.
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    Evaluating the impacts of competition plicy reforms on the efficiency of Philippine commercial banks

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    This paper has attempted to examine the impacts of competition policy reforms on the efficiency of the Philippine commercial banking system. It uses the stochastic frontier approach to come up with estimates of profit efficiency and cost inefficiency measures. The results are quite interesting:
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    Rental housing for urban low-income households in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    The objective of this paper is to examine the rental housing market in the Philippines and provide possible policy options for a viable rental scheme for low income households. Rental housing is now seen as a vital component in accommodating large number of families in developing countries.
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    Case study of Zamboanga City (Forced Migration Area)

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    In the City of Zamboanga, the increase in growth rate during the first half of the decade (1990-1995) can be attributed to the net migration rate. This plus the rapid urbanization, has brought about positive and negative results, particularly on service delivery, resource mobilization and social concerns.
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    Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) arrangements: the experience and policy challenges

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005
    A look into projects under the Philippine program of public-private sector partnerships during the period 1999-2003 showed that participation of the private sector has been declining. This paper postulates that some of the reasons for dwindling investor appetite are related to contract design and implementation.
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    Metro Iloilo Development Council: in pursuit of managed urban growth

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005
    The challenges posed by urbanization cannot be underestimated. Despite the apparent advantages of ur banization, the accompanying issues must be properly addressed lest the be nefits cannot be fully obtained or at worse, they can be diminished. Apparently, managing urban growth has been the concern of the country not only at the national level but at the local level as well.
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    Philippine agriculture: Its path to modernization

    1995
    Philippine agriculture has performed poorly despite its performance being relatively better than other Asian countries. This paper argues that misguided and inadequate government policies and programs have contributed to the erosion of the country’s competitive advantage in the sector.
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    Policy-based lending programs in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 1994
    Despite deregulation of the financial markets such as liberalization of foreign bank entry and branching, the government continues to directly intervene in the credit markets through several special credit programs.
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    Decentralization of governance and financing of public roads in the Philippines in the 1990s

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    The main purpose of this paper is to describe and evaluate recent practices in Philippine transport infrastructure policies, with emphasis on market-oriented policies and decentralized governance.

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