The University of Southeastern Philippines hosted the World Bank Group’s Forum on the Philippines Economic Update and Consultation on the Country Partnership Framework for the Philippines, 2019-2022. The back to back event was conducted at the USeP Social Hall, Obrero, Davao City on June 7, 2019.
The activity, organized by the WBG, aims to share the salient points of the Philippines Economic Update April 2019: Safeguarding Stability, Investing in the Filipino, and to present the background and gather feedback on the Bank’s Country Partnership Framework for 2019-2022.
The University President, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, in her welcome message delivered by the Vice President of Research, Development, and Extension, Dr. Danilo B. Pacoy, highlighted the partnership of USeP and the World Bank Group through the years. The good relationship between USeP and WBG originated from both institution’s partnership in the establishment of the Knowledge for Development Community in the University, formerly Knowledge for Development Center or KDC. The KDC at USeP, which started in 2002, is the second in the country and was awarded as the first best KDC. From a mere library, the KDC has become a convenor of dialogues on development issues and concerns; feedback provider; and a user, producer, and replicator of knowledge.
Among the speakers who graced the activity are Souleymane Coulibaly, WBG Lead Economist and Program Leader of Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand; Rong Qian, Kevin Chua, and Sharon Faye Piza who are some of the Bank’s Economists; and Clarissa David, WBG Senior Communication Officer.
Different economic sectors, business groups, and educational institutions in Mindanao attended the forum. (RMAcedo)