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  • The Evolution of APEC and its Role in the Philippine Trade and Investment 

    Quimba, Francis Mark A.; Barral, Mark Anthony A. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-07-04)
    This paper presents how APEC has evolved as an institution, the changes it undergoes and the challenges it has faced for the past decades. More importantly, this paper tries to enumerate the roles of APEC in positioning the Philippines in the global ...
  • Examining the Women’s Low Labor Market Participation Rate in the Philippines: Is Housework the Missing Link? 

    Bayudan-Dacuycuy, Connie (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-06-30)
    While the Philippines has achieved several milestones advancing gender equality in the country, there are some areas that can still benefit from further government interventions. One such area pertains to the moderate female participation in the labor ...
  • ‘Starting Where the Children Are’: A Process Evaluation of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education Implementation 

    Monje, Jennifer D.; Jr., Aniceto C. Orbeta; Francisco-Abrigo, Kris A.; Capones, Erlinda M. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-06-30)
    The primary rationale of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) program is to begin where the children are, which means building up on what children already know. It is designed to implement a learner-centered education from the ...
  • A Note on the 2019 President’s Budget 

    Cuenca, Janet S. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-05-30)
    The short note on the 2019 President’s Budget attempts to assess the proposed shift from obligation-based to cash-based budgeting and its implications on the 2019 proposed national budget. In the process, it aims to inform policy deliberations on Senate ...

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