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.
Last 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.
MANILA, 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).
The Philippines improved five notches to 38th from 43rd in the 2013 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) ranking.
AIM Policy Center will be releasing the 2013 World Competitiveness Results on May 30.
Congratulations to the 10 winners of the EPA research grants.
In 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.
The Philippines has just achieved another key milestone — an upgrade to “investment grade” status. Investment grade typically ushers two possible benefits.
Some 27 years after the "EDSA People Power Revolution" that toppled the Marcos dictatorship in 1986, clan politics continues to thrive in the Philippines.
On 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.