Steag energizes more villages

Steag energizes more villages Oroquieta City – Nine (9) more villages in the region have been energized recently following the completion of the PhP 4.67 million electrification project in nine (9) sitios of Misamis Occidental. The project is part of the Fostering Rural Electrification and Energization (FREE) Program of energy-firm STEAG State Power Inc (SPI) […]

Economic growth not translating to better health, says PIDS health economist

DESPITE rapid economic growth in recent quarters, the Philippines has been doing a poor job in providing adequate health care, and inequality in access to health services is in fact high, according to a health economist. Oscar F. Picazo, senior health research consultant at state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), presented data […]

Impact evaluation: What works and what doesn’t

FOR DEVELOPMENT practitioners, it’s important to find out what programs work and what don’t. This is where impact evaluation comes in. Doing impact evaluation is crucial to assessing the effectiveness of antipoverty or development interventions and determining whether such efforts should be scaled up or expanded. Effective ways of evaluating impact were discussed in a […]

Gaining expertise in using FTAs can pay off for Filipino exporters

AS the ASEAN economic integration draws ever closer, government trade officials and industry leaders are urging Filipino entrepreneurs, especially micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), to take a more proactive approach in finding out exactly how free trade agreements work and how these FTAs can be used to their advantage. Read more about Gaining expertise in using FTAs can pay off for Filipino exporters

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