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JOB OPENING: Research Associates and Economists

Posted: 2014-01-07

AIM Policy Center, the policy think tank of the Asian Institute of Management, is looking for research associates and economists.


Context, connection, and creation keys to SMEs survival and growth

Posted: 2013-11-08
Category: EPA Announcements

epa-2013-news_thumb.jpgIn 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.

Crisis resilience and appropriate policy environment keys to SMEs survival and growth

Posted: 2013-11-07
Category: EPA Announcements

epa-2013-news_thumb.jpgAccording 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.


Investing in our national security

Posted: 2013-10-29
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgRecently, 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.”


US, China and ASEAN: The Evolving Realities in the West Philippine Sea

Posted: 2013-10-08
Category: Events
the-evolving-realities_thumb.jpgLast 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.

Bringing the 'public' back into 'Public Finance'

Posted: 2013-09-09
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgPerhaps 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.


Why we should support the 4Ps

Posted: 2013-08-13
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgAt 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.


Pork: Killing our democracy softly

Posted: 2013-07-29
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgEach 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.


Ready to Compete

Posted: 2013-07-27
Category: Opinion


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.


AIM Policy Center Organizes 2013 Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference

Posted: 2013-07-23

PYBconference_thumb.jpgLast 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.


Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference 2013

Posted: 2013-06-26

PYBConference-thumb.jpgIn 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.


Just let the people decide

Posted: 2013-06-07
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgThe 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.


AIM Policy Center Holds International Conference on Competition Policy

Posted: 2013-06-07

competition-analysis_thumb.jpgLast 06 June 2013, The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Social and Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) in Tokyo, in cooperation with the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center (APC), hosted a conference entitled Competition Policies as Instruments of Social and Economic Development: Asian Perspectives.


Why PH improves in competitiveness ranking

Posted: 2013-05-31
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgMANILA, Philippines - In this year’s World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY), the Philippines climbed 5 notches compared to 2012, from 43rd to 38th (ranked out of 60 countries).



PHL competitiveness ranking improves from 43rd to 38th

Posted: 2013-05-29

WCY 2013 News thumb.jpgThe Philippines improved five notches to 38th from 43rd in the 2013 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) ranking.



APC to Release 2013 WCY Rankings

Posted: 2013-05-29

WCY 2013 News thumb.jpgAIM Policy Center will be releasing the 2013 World Competitiveness Results on May 30.



EPA Research Grant Winners

Posted: 2013-05-24
Category: EPA Announcements

epa_downloadable.jpgCongratulations to the 10 winners of the EPA research grants.


An even more exclusive Senate?

Posted: 2013-04-29
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgIn the final mile of the 2013 Senate race, the most recent and final pre-election SWS poll (released earlier this week) potentially sees nine out of 12 administration candidates making it to the magic 12.


Does investment grade matter for inclusive growth?

Posted: 2013-03-29
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgThe Philippines has just achieved another key milestone — an upgrade to “investment grade” status. Investment grade typically ushers two possible benefits.



People power or dynasty power?

Posted: 2013-02-18
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgSome 27 years after the "EDSA People Power Revolution" that toppled the Marcos dictatorship in 1986, clan politics continues to thrive in the Philippines.



Dissecting the vote on the RH bill

Posted: 2013-01-13
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgOn Dec 12, 2012, the House of Representatives voted on HB 4244 (An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development). The draft bill advanced to the second reading by a very slim margin of 113 “ayes” to 104 “nayes.” Three solons abstained and 62 others did not cast their votes.


Daring greatly

Posted: 2013-01-04
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgThe Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354) is the result of at least over a decade of advocacy by those who would see Filipino families gain universal access to contraception methods, fertility control, sex education, and maternal care.


Institution and Economic Development, A Lecture of Prof. James Robinson

Posted: 2012-12-07
Category: Events

apcevents_institution-and-economic-devt_thumb.jpgThe AIM Policy Center, the public policy think tank of the Asian Institute of Management, in partnership with the World Bank, the Foundation for Economic Freedom and the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Group will host a Lecture on Institutions and Economic Development by James Robinson.


Forum on the Philippines, China and ASEAN Prospect

Posted: 2012-12-05
Category: Events

apcevents_forum-on-the-phil-china_thumb.jpgThe Asian Institute of Management will hold a public forum entitled "The Philippines, China and ASEAN: Prospects for Cooperation and Regional Public Goods in the South China Sea."



EPA First Workshop and IDRC Book Launching

Posted: 2012-12-03
Category: EPA Announcements

epa_downloadable.jpgLast November 2012, a shortlist of 20 research proposals was chosen for presentation in a two-day workshop.