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The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the

Research and publishing organisation. WWW site has lists of projects (including the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies (MIMAP) project) and publications. Includes selected full text articles from its Development Research News and its Journal of Philippine Development.

WWW site also provides access to their Philippine Economic Information Service, a set of statistical indicators on Philippines economic performance (including data on: production and employment; national accounts; prices and wages; government finance; monetary sector; balance of payments) and social indicators (including poverty figures; labour and employment; population; survey of key enterprises in manufacturing).

It offers similar data (with less detail) for other countries (most Asian and European, some Latin American. The site likewise provides a GIS-based Philippine socioeconomic profile and an agriculture database. It also features the Institute's initiatives on creating a Socioeconomic Research Portal for the Philippines, which provides a compendium of research studies undertaken by various academic and research institutions in the country and, the Electronic Resource Base for Legislators, highlighting major economic bills from the Philippines' House of Representatives.



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Assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Cadastral Survey Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

December, 2012

The slow progress of the Cadastral Survey Program in the Philippines has been associated with implementation issues that have affected the effectiveness and efficiency of the program. A review of the processes, procedures, and existing institutional set-up in the conduct of cadastral surveys helped identify factors behind the slow progress and delays in implementation.

Multimarket modeling of agricultural supply when crop land is a quasi-fixed input: a note

December, 2010

Modeling of crop supply frequently adopts separate treatment of area and yield variables. The advantage of this approach is that it conveniently imposes the property of land being a quasi-fixed factor, at least on the aggregate. Given an agricultural land frontier, total supply of land may be fixed in the short run. Various crop multi-market models either ignore this property, thus foregoing the advantage of the area x yield formulation, or impose the aggregate land constraint in an ad hoc fashion.

The cost of redistributive land reform in the Philippines: assessment of PD 27 and RA 6657 (CARL)

December, 2009

This paper examines the cost of implementing redistributive land reform in the Philippines. Land redistribution has become the core feature of land reform in the country since 1972 with the approval of PD 27. The coverage of the program was expanded to all agricultural lands under RA 6657 or CARL of 1988. Consequently, funding for land reform increased significantly as government chose to fully subsidize land acquisition, distribution, and transfers. From 1972 to 2008, the cost to implement the program has been rising in real terms both in absolute and relative values.

CARP institutional assessment in a post-2008 transition scenario: toward a new rural development architecture

December, 2007

The main objective of the paper is to explore possible institutional arrangements among the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), Philippines, implementing agencies in a post-2008 transition scenario for CARP. There were three reasons cited for the implementation of the agrarian reform program, namely: (i) to increase productivity, (ii) to reduce inequality particularly in the countryside, and (iii) to address one of the main causes of the persistent Communist insurgency in the country.