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.”
Last October 4, 2013, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, together with Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO), Makati Business Club(MBC), Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), Asia Society Philippines, Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Group (Philippines), American Chamber of Commerce (Philippines), Chevron Philippines and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, hosted a forum entitled “US, China and ASEAN: The Evolving Realities in the West Philippine Sea” at the Soriano-Velasco Room, Asian Institute of Management.
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.
At a recent forum on the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (or 4Ps) held at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, experts from different government agencies and academic institutions discussed the rationale and the feasibility of extending and expanding the program.
Each Congressman receives pork barrel funds of about P70 Million per year; and each Senator receives P200 Million per year. For a Congressman who manages a successful 9 year run, that’s P630 Million; and for a Senator that’s almost P2 billion.
The imminent creation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 will result in a common market of about 600 million people, dwarfing the EU’s 500 million and NAFTA’s over 400 million.
Last July 19, 2013, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, in cooperation with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), together with the Philippine Economic Society, held the 2013 Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference: Prospects for Education, Employment, and Migration at The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila.
In order to address research and policy questions relevant to the youth, the AIM Policy Center (APC) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the Pinoy Youth Barometer Project in August 2012.
The title of this article was the response of one of our former Presidents, when he was asked about the rise of political dynasties in the Philippines. He overcame a plunder conviction and was recently elected Mayor of Manila.