A Needs Assessment of the Philippine Technology Sector From the Executive Summary Aligned with the Philippine Development Plan 2017–2022, the Philippines is moving toward an industrial policy that aims to enable inclusive and sustainable growth, building from innovation and entrepreneurship. It is important to consider this in light of the definition of innovation—the process of […]

The Philippine Manufacturing Industry Roadmap: Agenda for New Industrial Policy, High Productivity Jobs, and Inclusive Growth by Rafaelita M. Aldaba PIDS Discussion Paper Series No. 2014-32 In the light of the weak performance of the Philippine manufacturing industry and the absence of structural transformation of the economy from agriculture to manufacturing in the last two […]

Formulating the Philippine Services Strategy for Inclusive Growth by Ramonette B. Serafica PIDS Policy Notes 2014-07 Competitive services are necessary for inclusive growth. Services not only directly contribute to jobs creation and value added in the economy but affect the performance of other sectors through critical intersectoral linkages. Improving the competitiveness of all services is thus […]

Urgent: A Road Map for Agro-Industrial Development in the Philippines by Roehlano M. Briones and Ivory Myka R. Galang PIDS Policy Notes 2013-06 (revised) This Policy Notes is an updated version of the original and contains additional insights. It argues that agricultural development is key to inclusive growth. The accelerating pace of economic growth in the […]

Why a new industrial policy for the Philippines is critical by Rafaelita M. Aldaba PIDS Policy Notes 2013-01  For the past two decades, the Philippine manufacturing sector has failed to generate sustained growth and employment for the economy. This can be attributed to the stagnation of the sector due to its inability to generate foreign […]