PIDS: Policy Notes


  • The value of labor market information systems on international labor mobility 

    Jr., Leonardo A. Lanzona (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-12-30)
    This Policy Note discusses two main labor market information issues: the information asymmetry and transaction costs. Given the argument that weaknesses in labor mobility can ultimately be addressed through a freer exchange of information, understanding ...
  • Characterization of agricultural workers in the Philippines 

    Roehlano M. Briones (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-12-30)
    Inclusive growth requires boosting the income of agricultural workers, either by a shift to a better-paying job outside agriculture or by raising the compensation within agriculture. This Policy Note presents a comprehensive socioeconomic profile of ...
  • Reforming the legal framework for the budget process 

    Rosario G. Manasan (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-12-30)
    The literature on public financial management (PFM) suggests that countries introduce a new law or amend existing legislation on budget systems for any one or a combination of the following reasons: (1) to correct specific problems related to budget ...
  • Financing post disaster reconstruction in the Philippines 

    Deanna T. Villacin; Tatum P. Ramos; Marife M. Ballesteros (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-12-30)
    In the last decade, natural disasters in the Philippines have resulted in significant damage of physical assets. For instance, recent Typhoons Lawin (Haima) and Nina (Nockten) and the Surigao earthquake, all of which occurred within just five months, ...

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