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- DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001This study evaluates the absorptive capacity of a government agency for domestic and external funds. It takes the case of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), one of the biggest recipients of funds from government and foreign sources.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2002Although justification for competition policies is well founded in the economic literature, there is a need to understand their implications more fully, brought about not just by what is happening in the global arena but even more importantly by various comprehensive policy reforms that have been implemented in recent years.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004Population processes and outcomes (in this case, urbanization) influences and changes the development of an area and vice versa. In the case of Tagum City, its growing economy is presumed to be attracting considerable movement of people which proves to present both opportunities and challenges for the local government.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004Trends in economic development influence population outcomes in an area. Increasing economic opportunities that are typically linked to industrialization enhance the attractiveness of a location and result to population increases. The inverse of this process could also be true, that is, an economic distress could hit an area and force its residents to leave and seek better forts.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004Urbanization and rapid increase in population in Metro Cebu brought about increased demand for basic services and infrastructure. The creation of the Metro Cebu Development Council comprising of the four (4) cities and six (6) municipalities in the eastern part of the Cebu Province, as an organizational structure, attempts to address these problems.Document2004The paper focuses on the socioeconomic development experience of Lipa in its journey to being an emerging city. Specifically, it presents the urbanization process in the city particularly the demographic and socioeconomic process with emphasis on the changing economic structure as well as the living condition of the populace.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005The increasing demands and expectations placed upon the Philippine bureaucracy by a redemocratizing society are further amplified by the strengthening of global institutional pressures emanating from organizations such as the World Trade Organization and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010The progress made by the national government in consolidating its fiscal position between 2002 and 2006 proved unsustainable as its revenue effort started to go down once again in 2007 after a brief improvement in 2005-2007.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2007The promise and potential of the Philippine economy has remained unrealized notwithstanding the country`s talented labor force, skilled professionals, and relatively abundant resources. What ails the Philippines?DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2009The paper examines the progress being made in local finance reforms and indicates pathways to advance those reforms. A summary of the effects of decentralization is given as a contextual background for the discussion of local finance reforms.