Governance and Institutions in the Philippines

ASOG WORKING PAPER 17 - 002

39 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2016

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Ronald U. Mendoza

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Rosechin Olfindo

Ateneo School of Government

Louisa Camille Poco

Date Written: January 5, 2017

Abstract

To achieve a better future by 2040, most Filipinos express the need for simple and efficient government transactions, affordable government services, and the elimination of corruption. This paper expounds on that vision by explaining how effective public goods and services are hinged on a government and markets that are functioning well altogether. In assessing the current state of governance structure and institutions in the Philippines, this paper highlights issues and challenges that should be addressed in the next 25 years. It then presents several policy options and emphasizes the need for the progressive sequencing of implementation — from fixing current programs in order to create more jobs and further enhance human capital, to more ambitious and deeper structural reforms related to politics and elections, human development, economic competitiveness, and public finance and good governance innovations.

Keywords: governance, institutions, corruption, public goods

JEL Classification: D72, H41, O10

Suggested Citation

Mendoza, Ronald U. and Olfindo, Rosechin and Poco, Louisa Camille, Governance and Institutions in the Philippines (January 5, 2017). ASOG WORKING PAPER 17 - 002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2873942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2873942

Ronald U. Mendoza (Contact Author)

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government ( email )

Katipunan Road
Loyola Heights
Quezon City, 1108
Philippines

Rosechin Olfindo

Ateneo School of Government ( email )

Pacifico Ortiz Hall, Fr. Arrupe Road
Social Development Complex, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Manila 1108
Philippines

No contact information is available for Louisa Camille Poco

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