Cushioning COVID-19's effects on poor households, Impacts of COVID-19 on Firms in Philippines, Supporting modernization of customs procedures in the Philippines, Marine Plastics in East Asia and Pacific

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Local government workers and members of the national police distribute relief goods to residents during the lockdown due to Covid 19 virus outbreak. (junpinzon/

Cushioning COVID-19’s Impact on Poor Households in the Philippines

The Beneficiary FIRST project aims to protect the welfare of poor households impacted by COVID-19 and enable Government to harness digital tools to transform social protection delivery. Press Release

In front of a sari-sari story, chairs, laid out by residents, are seen on the side of the road which are used to receive relief goods while observing social distancing (Photo by Ezra Acayan/World Bank)

Impacts of COVID-19 on Firms in Philippines 

Results from a survey conducted in collaboration with the Philippine Government with support from the Australian Government, to assess COVID-19’s impact on firms. July 2020 Results

Container vans painted with Philippine flag
Supporting Modernization of Customs Procedures in the Philippines
A new project will improve customs administration by streamlining and automating customs procedures as well as supporting the development of a world-class customs processing system. Press Release
Why can't poor Filipinos save money? They live on debt and around PHP200 a day, which goes to food and housing. Their income does not leave enough for education, a basic need that helps get better quality jobs.
The Filipino Middle Class
An examination of factors that affect upward mobility and middle-class expansion in the Philippines. Infographic Full Report 
Plastic pollution in ocean environmental problem. Turtles can eat plastic bags mistaking them for jellyfish (Photo by Rich Carey/
Marine Plastics in East Asia and the Pacific: Crisis and Opportunity
East Asia produces 11.7 million tons of plastic waste each year, much of it ends up in our oceans. Experts discuss what it takes to beat plastic pollution. Event Replay

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