World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017

The Philippines climbed one notch to 41st in overall rankings of 63 economies, based on the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 20171. Among the 14 economies covered in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines also moved up from 12th in 2016 to 11th this year. A rapid look at the historical performance of the Philippines, however, indicates continue reading

Global Gender Gap Index Report 2016

The Philippines maintains its respective ranking in closing gender disparity as measured by the Global Gender Gap Index, according to the 2016 Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF).  The country remains to hold the seventh (7th) spot out of 144 countries in the overall global index in eliminating gender gap, though with a slight continue reading

Index of Economic Freedom 2016 by the Heritage Foundation

The Philippines retained its stature of being a moderately free economy according to latest results from the Index of Economic Freedom. For the year 2016, the economy ranked 70th out of 186 countries, and garnered a score of 63.1. This is an improvement from the previous year’s score and rank, 62.2 and 76th place, respectively. continue reading

World Employment Social Outlook: Trends 2015

Description: Six years after the 2008 global financial crisis, the world economy has yet to regain its momentum in order to close the employment gaps caused by the crisis. This sluggish economic growth1 has even intensified some existing structural vulnerabilities such as income inequality and youth unemployment. Click Here to Download Report Title: World Employment continue reading