Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Forum on Improved Investment Climate: Beyond the 2010 Elections
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) - Global Distance Learning Center (GDLC) hosted a videoconference entitled Forum on Improvement Investment Climate: Beyond the 2010 Elections last February 8, 2010. The members of the panel, Bert Hofman, WB Country Director; Eriwn Tiongson, AIM faculty; Jesse Ang, Resident Representative, International Finance Corporation (IFC); Ulrich Lachler, Lead Economist, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management in East Asia and the Pacific; and Kim Jacinto Henares, Private Sector Development Specialist were based at AIM-GDLC connected to St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP), Tuguegarao City and University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao. The DevBuzz was moderated by Mike Luz, Associate Dean - AIM Center for Development. Meanwhile, Mr. Ronaldo Sumait, SPUP-KDC Knowledge Facilitator and Mark Ventura, SPUP-Public Administration and Legal Management Faculty served as local organizer and local moderator respectively.
Participants from Department of Interior and Local Government Region 02, National Economic and Development Region 02, Department of Trade and Industry Region 02 and Provincial Office, Department of Agriculture Region 02, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 02, Provincial Tourism Office, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Cagayan Chapter, BBY, CWWD, and the City Mayor of Tuguegarao attended the videoconference.
The forum focused on improved investment climate, which is one of the topics for the "Discussion Notes (2010)". The
country team prepared a set of Discussion Notes on various topics aligned with the strategic objectives of the World Bank country assistance strategy. These Discussion Notes were intended to serve as vehicles for informing policy discussions, and could be considered by the government as it engages with development partners, including the World Bank Group, in the formulation of the next Medium-Term Philippines Development Plan. Philippines