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    Benefit incidence analysis of public spending on education in the Philippines: a methodological note

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Benefit incidence analysis (BIA) is a tool used to assess how tax policy or government subsidy affects the distribution of welfare in the population. In other words, it evaluates the distribution of government subsidies among different groups in the population, in particular, among different income groups. The methodology involved in benefit incidence approach is straightforward.
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    Have lifecycle consumption and income patterns in the Philippines Changed between 1994 and 2002?

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Have age profiles of consumption and labor income in the Philippines changed from 1994 to 2002? What are the implications of the changes observed in the lifecycle patterns? The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) methodologies are applied to estimate the per capita age profiles of current consumption and labor income for the Philippines for the years 1994, 1999, and 2002.
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    Consumption, income, and intergenerational reallocation of resources: application of NTA in the Philippines, 1999

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    A country’s population consists of persons at different ages and stages of their economic lifecycle. Those in the population that are incurring lifecycle deficits would not be able to sufficiently support themselves, while those generating surpluses would have more than they require.
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    Industrial agglomeration and industrial policies: the Philippine experience

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    In the relatively new body of ideas dubbed “new economic geography” and “spatial economics,” we find insights on the potentials of industrial agglomeration for regional and national economic development.
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    Industrial Agglomeration in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    The economic reform process in the Philippines was accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s. The reforms were found to have yielded positive results in terms of the nature of industrial agglomeration in the country as this was found to have occurred in the 1990s based on the results of the survey and econometrics analyses.
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    SMEs in the Philippine manufacturing industry and globalization: meeting the development challenges

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    In recognition of their substantial contribution to the economy both in terms of number of enterprises and workers, the Philippine government has put in place a number of policies and programs designed specifically to boost SME productivity and competitiveness in the country.
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    Measures for assessing basic education in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    The second goal of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to achieve universal primary education. The target is to reach all the MDGs by 2015. Trends in education indicators for monitoring the second MDG suggest that Philippines may probably not meet the target on achieving universal primary education.
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    Policy study on the national and local government expenditures for Millennium Development Goals, 2000-2005

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    In line with the commitment of the Philippine government to adopt the Millennium Declaration, there have been efforts geared toward the achievement of the millennium development goals (MDGs) particularly the specific targets set for each of the eight MDGs.
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    Policy issues for the ASEAN economic community: the Rules of Origin

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Striking a balance between trade facilitation and preventing trade deflection is the single most difficult challenge with regard to the issue of rules of origin (ROO). ASEAN ROO is already considered as among the simplest in the world and still, in practice, results fall short of expectations.
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    Impacts of the Free Trade Area of the Pacific (FTAAP) on production, consumption, and trade of the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    While the Philippines is not a stranger to free trade areas and other regional trading arrangements, there remains a number of economic issues that need to be clarified. The basic question is whether the country will experience net economic benefits from the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).

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