Philippines: Structural Transformation Study of the Philippine Economy

Sovereign Project | 44476-012 Status: Closed

Summary

For a more inclusive and sustainable growth, the country needs to diversify the economy towards more sophisticated products to create more job opportunities. Why did the Philippines fail to do it when the neighboring countries grew through rapid industrialization? Why did the success in the electronics products not spill over to other products to broaden the industrial base? Why could the country not redress high income inequalities and persistent poverty? The proposed S-PATA aims to answer these questions by analyzing the structural transformation in the Philippines and clarifying key factors explaining the stagnant structural change in the country. The S-PATA is also intended to discuss policy options for inducing structural transformation for achieving inclusive growth.

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Project Name Structural Transformation Study of the Philippine Economy
Project Number 44476-012
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7654-PHI: Structural Transformation Study of the Philippine Economy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description For a more inclusive and sustainable growth, the country needs to diversify the economy towards more sophisticated products to create more job opportunities. Why did the Philippines fail to do it when the neighboring countries grew through rapid industrialization? Why did the success in the electronics products not spill over to other products to broaden the industrial base? Why could the country not redress high income inequalities and persistent poverty? The proposed S-PATA aims to answer these questions by analyzing the structural transformation in the Philippines and clarifying key factors explaining the stagnant structural change in the country. The S-PATA is also intended to discuss policy options for inducing structural transformation for achieving inclusive growth.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed S-PATA will help policymakers and development partners understand fundamental challenges to the country's long-term development. Policy dialogues backed with a rigorous analysis of the country's key development challenges will help policymakers draw a long-term vision for inclusive growth, and design and implement better policies to achieve goals of the vision. Such policy dialogues will also strengthen the effectiveness of ADB's policy advisory work for the new administration. The proposed study will also help establish ADB's knowledge network with top research institutes and universities in the country. The S-PATA will also help the ongoing preparation of the Government's Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) and ADB's new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). The dataset to be prepared in the S-PATA can be utilized for structural transformation and economic diversification studies in other SERD countries.
Impact The desired impact is more effective policy design and implementation for converting the country's production structure towards more diversified and sophisticated products.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome The expected outcome is better understanding of central challenges to the country's inclusive growth in the long-term backed by a rigorous economic analysis.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A trade database

A study report on structural transformation in the Philippines and policy recommendations discussed with policy makers

Workshops and seminars held

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Two national consultants were engaged for the dataset preparation and econometric work.

Final final report is under peer review and edited

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Prelominary findings are presented in several external workshops ans seminars

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The S-PATA will require 24 person-months of consulting services (two national consultants) for the dataset preparation and econometric work. Qualified national consultants will be recruited as individual consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Norio Usui
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Philippines Country Office
Executing Agencies
ADB POHQ
Regional

Timetable

Concept Clearance 28 Feb 2010
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Jan 2011
Last PDS Update 21 Dec 2011

TA 7654-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2010 - 18 Nov 2010 31 Dec 2011 30 Nov 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 18 Nov 2010 98,133.79

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