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- DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004The 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004Twelve 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.Document
Evaluating the impacts of competition plicy reforms on the efficiency of Philippine commercial banksPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004This 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:DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004The 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004In 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005A 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005The 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.Document1995Philippine 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 1994Despite 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.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004The 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.