The Asian Institute of Management Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (AIM RSN PCC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) hosted the third in a series of poverty reduction workshops in support of the Toward Zero Poverty in the Philippines project The theme for the workshop was Resilient and Responsive Communities: Ensuring Inclusive Growth in the Philippines.
The second workshop of the Towards Zero Poverty workshop series was divided into two sessions, “Rebalancing Growth” and “Growing Inclusive Markets in Agriculture.” The event was focused on developing concrete policies promoting structural transformation and boosting productivity. NEDA Director-General Dr. Arsenio Balisacan welcomed the participants of the workshop and Executive Director of the AIM RSN Policy Center for Competitiveness Dr. Ronald Mendoza provided an overview of the project.
On June 6, 2015, the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness, together with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), hosted a forum on "Institutionalizing Anti-Corruption and Good Governance: International Experience and Evidence" at the Intercontinental Hotel Manila, Makati City.
AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness releases World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) results.
On February 05, 2014, the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (formerly AIM Policy Center), together with the AIM Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management, Management Association of the Philippines, Asia Society, and Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of the Philippines, hosted a forum on "Rising China: Specific Policy Options for the Philippines and the United States" at the ABS-CBN Caseroom, Asian Institute of Management.
On January 21, 2015, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (RSN-PCC) and the Social Weather Stations (SWS), with support from Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), held the 2015 SWS Survey Review at AIM Conference Center Manila.
Dr. Marcelo Giugale, Senior Director of the World Bank (WB) Group's Global Practice on Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management, gave a seminar on political reform entitled "A New Era of Governance," at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) last July 25, 2014.
AIM Policy Center, in partnership with Ateneo School of Government, University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance, and De La Salle Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance will hold a discussion on Kate Vyborny's research on Patronage in Government Services Delivery in Pakistan.
Anti-corruption efforts are often equated with the quest for "incorruptible leaders". Such leaders are thought to produce a "halo effect", improving the overall corruption perceptions of a country and contributing to the change management needed to curb corruption in public and private sectors.
On June 9, 2014, the Asian institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, together with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of National University of Singapore and Microsoft, hosted a forum entitiled "Enhancing Connectivity and Economic Development in the Philippines: Opportunites from TV White Spaces" at the TPIC-Bancom Room, 3/F Asian Institute of Management.
On June 6, 2014, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, in partnership with Philippine Economic Society, Management Association of the Philippines, Foundation for Economic Freedom, and Philippine Institute for Development Studies hosted a forum entitled "Does Minimum Wage Hinder Job Growth and Poverty Reduction?"
The Philippines dropped four places in the 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) ranking to 42nd this year from 38th in 2013.
The Asian Institute of Management - Policy Center shares some of the studies on MSMEs generated from the recent Enterprise Performance in Asia, a project with IDRC.
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy-National University of Singapore and the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center will hold a forum on TV white space technologies and its role in enhancing broadband connectivity and economic development in the country.
The Asian Institute of Management Policy Center, AIM Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management, and International Development Research Centre will bring top experts on SMEs and governance in a seminar that would focus on evidence-based policy reforms for SME growth.
On April 2, 2014, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, together with the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO), Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), Asia Society, Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of the Philippines, Tufts Fletcher School Alumni Association Philippines and Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, Inc. hosted a forum entitled "Understanding 21st Century China: All Under Heaven?" at the Fuller Hall, Asian Institute of Management.
China has experienced remarkable changes since economic reforms were implemented in the 1980s and since then, China's poverty rate has declined from 53% in 1981 to around 8% in 2001.
For thirteen years, it has been a tradition of Social Weather Stations (SWS) and the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center (APC), with support from Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), to review the major lessons in the past year from the unique perspective of SWS survey respondents nationwide.
AIM Policy Center, the policy think tank of the Asian Institute of Management, is looking for research associates and economists.
In Southeast Asia, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) contribute anywhere between 32% to 77% of total domestic output in their respective economies, account for more than 90% of all enterprises, and employ 50-99% of the workforce. With MSMEs contributing to job creation in the region, these enterprises are in a unique opportunity to create inclusive growth and reduce poverty.
According to a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the estimated average loss incurred by Southeast Asia from disasters is more than $19 billion every 100 years, and only 5% of disaster losses in developing Asia are insured, compared to 40% in developed world. MSMEs are also vulnerable to economic crises and to poor governance.
Recently, the AIM Policy Center in cooperation with the Management Association of the Philippines, Makati Business Club, Employers Confederation of the Philippines, Asia Society, Chevron Philippines, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc., Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and Harvard Kennedy School and Tufts University Alumni organized a policy forum on “US, China, and ASEAN: The Evolving Realities in the West Philippine Sea.”
Perhaps for the first time since the pork barrel was introduced in our democracy in the 1920s there appears to be a wide opening to rethink not just the pork barrel, but how we conduct public finance in this country.