The review on the transportation sector regulatory environment, the Development Academy of the Philippines’ Modernizing Government Regulatory (MGR) Study Team conducted 1) key informants interviews (KIIs) from representatives of the transportation sector, 2) perception survey, and 3) documents review and media audit.

Logistics is the part of the supply chain involving the physical movement of goods, services, cash, and information. It includes inbound and outbound transportation, material handling, warehousing, inventory, order fulfillment and distribution, third party logistics, and reverse logistics (Stevenson and Sum, 2014). Logistics also includes the storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventories, and finished good.

Decent and affordable shelter has been the long-time goal of the Philippine government as stipulated in the 1987 Constitution, its subscription to the attainment of safe, resilient, and sustainable human settlements which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Housing goal is again reiterated in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. Presently, the country’s housing need is estimated at six (6) million units and it is projected to increase to 12.5 million by 2030.

This report covers the regulatory review findings for the year 2018 on five (5) priority industries namely: 1) chemicals, 2) housing, 3) logistics, 4) power, and 5) the transportation industries. Relative to ease of doing business (EODB), the review aimed at streamlining unnecessary regulations and reducing documentary requirements and business fees exacted by both the national regulatory agencies as well as by the local government units (LGUs).

The food sector in the Philippines represents three major industries: food production which refers to the farming of crops, raising of livestock and culture/capture of marine resources; food processing which involves transforming crops, livestock and marine food, with the aid of technology, to enhance taste, prolong shelf life or to produce a different product that’s easier or more palatable to eat; and the food service that includes businesses that offer cooked/prepared food for immediate consumption.

Food safety is a primary concern of every economy, Philippines included. In fact, food safety together with consumer welfare and protection are the primary bases for the regulatory processes imposed at each stage of the business development cycle for agri-food enterprises. However, no matter how good the intents may be, the manner, with which these regulatory processes are implemented and enforced may lead to unintended outcomes, defeating the very purpose of their formulation.

Performance assessment of the Philippines’ food systems regulation through participatory action research and benchmarking with more advanced food systems regulatory regimes yielded valuable recommendations to improve the overall regulatory management system in the agriculture and fisheries sector.

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Effective stakeholder consultation is fundamental in removing obstacles to improve regulation, for instance, in establishing Regulatory Management Systems (RMS) and conducting RIA. Gaining a wider perspective can lead to better solutions and pathways to regulatory reform and development.

In various endeavors towards progress, stakeholder consultation promotes good governance, transparency, citizenship, and accountability. The publication of this guidebook seeks to enhance current government efforts in engaging its stakeholders. The Guide on Stakeholder Consultation, as a first of its kind, puts together international best practices and principles that can be considered by those who value the interconnectedness of everyone.

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The Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for the Public Sector 1st Edition was primarily developed for the use of regulation authorities tasked to create, develop, and manage regulations. RIA ensures the quality of regulatory proposals by critically measuring their positive and negative effects through a rigorous, well-defined, and evidence-based analysis.

There are five (5) modules included in the guidebook which are:

  1. Regulation and its Rationale
  2. The Need for Regulatory Reform
  3. Good Regulatory Practices
  4. RIA
  5. v. Steps in Conducting RIA

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Focusing on Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, and the Philippines

This comparative study takes a closer look on the differences in the policy responses toward COVID-19 in Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and analyze the underlying reasons for the variation in responses and outcomes among these countries.

This guidebook is meant for NPOs aiming to introduce a business excellence (BE) model or awards for the public sector or to enhance their existing schemes. The importance of BE models is introduced through a series of questions and answers, followed by information on promoting and adopting BE and setting up an award process. The final of seven chapters explores how NPOs undertake BE initiatives in the all-important public sector.