News and Events

PHL competitiveness stalls, amidst other faltering emerging markets

Posted: 2014-05-20

The Philippines dropped four places in the 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) ranking to 42nd this year from 38th in 2013.



AIM Policy Center shares working papers from the EPA 2013

Posted: 2014-05-19
Category: EPA Announcements

epa-2013-news_thumb.jpgThe 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. 



APC to hold a public forum on Enhancing Connectivity and Economic Dev't in the Phils.

Posted: 2014-05-14

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.


APC, Zuellig School, and IDRC to hold a seminar on SME Policy Reforms in 47th ADB Annual Meeting

Posted: 2014-04-24

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.


Understanding 21st Century China

Posted: 2014-04-03
Category: Events

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.


An Invitation to the forum Understanding 21st Century China: All Under Heaven?

Posted: 2014-03-20

blog-thumb_understanding-21st-century-china.jpgChina 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.


The 2014 SWS Survey Review

Posted: 2014-01-13

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.


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.