Publication: Philippines : From Short-Term Growth to Sustained Development
After reviewing the more promising recent developments, this report examines the nature of growth and development in the Philippines from a longer-term perspective and the factors that may have inhibited performance. It concludes that political instability has undermined the beneficial impact of the reforms implemented, and that such instability itself has been rooted in governance failures. Moreover, weaknesses in public institutions and corruption have also directly undermined a range of development objectives. Reconstructing the social contract in the Philippines is a challenge. Key pillars of this strategy discussed in the report include: reducing fiscal vulnerabilities; improving the climate for private investment; and improving public sector performance and governance. The interdependence of these elements as part of a strategy to rebuild the social contract is discussed and the report elaborates on improving the delivery of basic services.
“World Bank. 2005. Philippines : From Short-Term Growth to Sustained Development. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/e346d203-f2bc-5540-8182-c3ba41366e9b License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”