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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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."
Last November 2012, a shortlist of 20 research proposals was chosen for presentation in a two-day workshop.
Heritage Foundation's lead expert in economic freedom and growth, James Roberts will give a talk on reduction of corruption and its relevance in increasing the economic freedom in the Philippines on September 17, 2012.
This year marks the 16th year of the AIM Policy Center’s (APC) engagement as partner institute of the Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) for the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY).
This year’s results indicate a slight slippage for the country—from a ranking of 41 to 43 (out of 59 countries in the annual ranking study).
The International Institute for Management Development, in partnership with the AIM Policy Center and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, invite the members of the Philippine press for the release of the 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings.
The Wall Street Journal mentions an AIM study on the impact of political dynasties on a country’s economy and poverty levels.
Political dynasties have persisted in democratic countries, as those with family political ties still make up about 6 percent of the members of Congress and up to 40 percent of the legislature in Mexico and the Philippines, UNICEF economist Ronald Mendoza notes in a new paper for VoxEU.
The mineral wealth of our country, as the mining industry reminds us, is “staggering” – about $840 billion.
Private sector agents spanning micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) to large corporations play a critical role in sustained job creation, innovation, and investment in many developing countries.
The AIM Policy Center will hold a community forum on Political Dynasties in the Philippines on October 31, 2012.
When the issue of global rebalancing first emerged, it was focused squarely on the trade imbalance between China and the US. However, the global economic turbulence of 2009-2010 and the subsequent economic fragility and uncertainty enveloping much of the global economy, has begun to underscore how broad this issue really is.
The AIM Policy Center, the public policy think tank of the Asian Institute of Management, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines will host a presentation by James Roberts entitled, "Reducing Corruption will Increase Economic Freedom in the Philippines."
Promoting inclusive growth is the cornerstone of P-Noy’s development plan. Here’s a simple way to summarize the over-all effort. The “growth” part of the strategy is linked to the effort to boost infrastructure, improve economic competitiveness and drum-up private sector investments (e.g., PPPs or Public-Private Partnerships).