PIDS: Policy Notes

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  • Effects of TRAIN fuel excise taxes on goods and prices 

    Castillo, Czar Joseph; Clarete, Ramon; Muyrong, Marjorie; Tuaño, Philip (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-10-30)
    In January 2018, the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN 1) Law took effect. Among others, it adjusted income brackets and personal income tax rates, excise tax rates, and value-added tax coverage. The increase in ...
  • Impacts of TRAIN fuel excise taxes on employment and poverty 

    Castillo, Czar Joseph; Clarete, Ramon; Muyrong, Marjorie; Tuaño, Philip (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-10-30)
    The first package of the Tax Reform for Accelerated Inclusion (TRAIN 1) Law took effect in January 2018. This package focuses on adjustments in income brackets and personal income tax rates, excise tax rates, and value-added tax coverage, among others. ...
  • Evaluation of national irrigation systems in the Philippines 

    Clemente, Roberto S.; Fajardo, Arthur L.; Jr., Vicente G. Ballaran; Ureta, Julie Carl P. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    This Policy Note highlights the results and recommendations of a case study on the technical and institutional evaluation of 39 selected NIS in the Philippines (Table 1). It evaluates the policy and institutional framework governing irrigation development ...
  • Strengthening institutional links for irrigation water governance 

    Rola, Agnes C. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    Despite huge irrigation investments, the performance of the Philippine irrigation sector in terms of cropping intensity and actual service area has barely improved through the years (Rola and Elazegui 2016). Previous studies have shown that the sector’s ...

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