The World Bank in the Philippines is preparing the 2012 Philippine Development Report (PDR). The PDR discusses key development issues and proposes recommendations as input to policy making. The 2012 PDR aims to support the agenda of the Aquino Administration in attaining more inclusive growth as elaborated in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016. The focus of this year’s PDR is creating more and better jobs.
As part of World Bank’s preparatory work, the University of Southeastern Philippines conducted the second phase of consultations held last May, 31, 2012, Thursday, at the USeP Social Hall. The said consultation covered an expanded set of topics including growth and employment, poverty, labor and social protection policy, migration, and rural development.
Some USeP Faculties from the College of Technology, College of Education, School of Applied Economics, and College of Governance and Business participated in the said Labor Consultation.
The purpose of the consultation was to present the preliminary findings and analysis and options for reform, and to get stakeholder feedback in improving the final report. The draft benefitted from inputs of various stakeholders in the first round of consultations held last November 2011 to February 2012. The report will be shared with the government as input to its policy work and will be presented at the Philippine Development Forum in late 2012. It will also be made available to public.