The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018

The Philippines climbed one notch to 56th from previous year’s 57th, in the overall rankings of 137 economies, based on the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2017-2018. However, despite this improvement, the Philippines has seen decrease in previous pillar rankings. The Report highlighted that the Philippines could make large gains in competitiveness at a relatively lower continue reading

Index of Economic Freedom 2017 by the Heritage Foundation

The  Philippines continues  to  traverse  an  upwardtrend  of  economic gains, as it climbed 12 notches to reach the 58th spot in The Heritage Foundation’s 2017  Index  of  Economic  Freedom (IEF), from 70th among  all  ranked  countries  the yearbefore.  With  an  overall  score  of 65.6 (up from 63.1 in 2016), the Philippines maintains its stature as continue reading

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