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Capacity Development and Advisory Services

UN-DESA • UNDP Philippines • National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) • Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)

Final training workshop
Manila, Philippines
21-22 August 2013


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On 21-22 August 2013 in Manila, Philippines DPAD held working meetings and a workshop. During the workshop, DPAD's technical team discussed the objectives of the project with Government officials and described the integrated macro-micro modelling framework to workshop participants. During the workshop participants presented their policy simulation results to over 20 attendees from various institutions of the Philippines's Government, including policymakers. The group engaged in substantive discussions and focused on how to transmit the messages to policymakers.

During the workshop, policy simulation results were presented by the experts trained by the project. These simulation results are being used to elaborate policy notes that will inform policy makers on a number of issues: financing scenarios for MDG achievement by and post 2015, fiscal scenarios, impact of social programmes (i.e. Magna Carta) for the poor, impact of the Philippines rice policy, impact of remittances on investments, and agricultural price shocks. UN-DESA provided detailed feedback to presenters on how their policy simulations should be fine-tuned to more adequately address identified policy issues. Selected notes will be disseminated during the fourth quarter of 2013.

The workshop was the final activity under the Development Account Project "Strengthening Macroeconomic and Social Policy Coherence through Integrated Macro-Micro Modelling", implemented in close collaboration with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). The activities of the project succeeded in enhancing capacities of policy makers to conduct development policy analyses, including the assessment of strategies to achieve the MDGs and the effects of economic crises on the achievement of these goals.

The capacity development activities are built on the accumulated work of previous projects implemented by UN-DESA in the Philippines, including the project "Realizing the Millennium Development Goals through socially inclusive macroeconomic policies" implemented during 2006-2011..

Read more about the project "Strengthening Macroeconomic and Social Policy Coherence through Integrated Macro-Micro Modelling".