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    Is PhilHealth’s sponsored program reaching the poorest of the poor?

    2010
    One of the key programmes of the PhilHealth is its Sponsored Program for the less privileged wherein health insurance coverage is open to qualified indigents belonging to the lowest 25 percent of the Philippine population.
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    Assessment of the community structure, status, health and resilience of coral reefs off St. Kitts and Nevis

    2007
    From June 4-12, 2011 the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, in collaboration with seven divers from St. Kitts and Nevis, two researchers from Grenada, and six scientists from The Nature Conservancy, characterized the coral reefs around St. Kitts and Nevis. The team examined 25 different reef communities on the leeward and windward sides of the islands at depths of 0-25 m.
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    A study on the Korean government's supporting measures for private firms' science, technology, and innovation promotion

    Korea Development Institute, 2014
    The Technique Innovation Support System Overview is the artificial policy measures that the government can affect for technological innovation of enterprises. It is being performed through various policy initiatives and institutions. Research & Development (R&D) activities expanded and distributed, and each department is responsible depending on the role and functions.
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    Can imports discipline collusive firms? The case of the Philippine cement industry

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Historically, the Philippine cement industry thrived under a government-sanctioned cartel. Due to the economic slump in the early 1970s, cement firms pushed for government regulation to prevent cut throat competition. The government allocated supply, controlled prices and regulated entry in the industry.
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    Emerging issues in promoting competition policy in the APEC and ASEAN countries

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Trade reforms are accompanied by the creation of competitive market and industry structures. Hence, along with the creation of bilateral partnerships and regional trading arrangements, the policy focus in these countries has shifted towards the promotion and enhancement of competition and level the playing field through the promotion of competition law and competition policy.
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    A note on defining the dependent population based on age

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Dependent population is defined as that part of the population that does not work and relies on others for the goods and services they consume. In practice, specific population age groups have in their entirety been categorised as dependent population, even while the definition may not necessarily apply to every individual in the population with the indicated ages.
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    Managing capital flows: the case of the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    During the previous five years or so, most East Asian economies including the Philippines experienced a rising level of foreign exchange reserves and rapidly appreciating currencies both in nominal and real terms. One cause has been the resurgence of capital flows, which makes the issue of how to manage them relevant.
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    Impact of microfinance on rural households in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    This paper reports on the impact evaluation study of the Rural Microenterprise Finance Project (RMFP) in the Philippines. RMFP aimed to support efforts of the Government of the Philippines to strengthen rural financial institutions by assisting organizations that employed the Grameen Bank Approach (GBA) in providing credit to the poor.
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    CARP institutional assessment in a post-2008 transition scenario: toward a new rural development architecture

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    The main objective of the paper is to explore possible institutional arrangements among the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), Philippines, implementing agencies in a post-2008 transition scenario for CARP.
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    CARP institutional assessment in a Post-2008 transition scenario: implications for Land Administration and Management (LAM)

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    The objective of this paper is to present the land administration and management (LAM) issues on CARP and determine the necessary institutional reforms on LAM in view of CARP expiration in 2008. The paper discussed the adverse effects brought about by weak land policy and poor land administration on attaining the objectives of CARP.

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