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What the Philippines Needs for Inclusive Growth

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What will bring about more inclusive growth in the economy? We need more of our economy’s growth to come from sectoral inclusive growth drivers. And to be an effective driver of inclusive growth, an economic sector must meet two important criteria:

One, the sector must be job-rich or labor-intensive. It must employ large numbers of workers, such that growth in the sector will also translate into similar growth in jobs. A sad commentary to the lack of inclusiveness in our 2013 economic growth is the fact that while the economy grew by a hefty 7.2 percent, the number of jobs actually grew by a mere 0.17 percent then.

Two, the sector must have strong and wide interlinkages with the rest of the domestic economy. That is, it must rely on other domestic industries for its inputs such as raw materials and intermediate goods (backward linkages), or its products must find use as inputs by other domestic industries (forward linkages).

Read the entire article by Cielito F. Habito at The Korea Herald.

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  1. how to bring inclusive micro-economic growths: by aspiring to be an employer instead of being a provident employee… by thinking of selling something to someone than thinking of working for him… being business-minded equipped with common business sense… good public relations and connections to families and relatives… to be aware of success stories and biographies of people who succeeded to serve as inspirations for similar actions…and many more.

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    OSCAR FRANCISCO

    October 29, 2015 at 11:42 am


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