Manila Conference 2017 - Regulation and Governance in the Philippines: Development policy challenges for the new administration

Regulation and Governance in the Philippines: Development policy challenges for the new administration

The Manila Conference 2017 explored what regulation may mean in shaping a new governance paradigm in the Philippines. What is the state of regulation in the Philippines? What role will regulation play in relation to the country’s economic and political development? In this two-day seminar, expert panels discussed existing regulatory barriers and burdens affecting the growth of major industries in the Philippines. Speakers compared various regulatory models, including experiences from other jurisdictions, to assist in developing a coherent and effective regulatory framework that is relevant to the needs and context of the Philippines. Discussants also considered the role of international and regional standards in reshaping rules and practices and in fostering a culture of responsive regulation in the Philippines.

The seminar was also an opportunity to discuss the Duterte administration’s economic agenda and other pressing political issues that may impact on the economic prospects for the Philippines in 2017 and beyond.

The seminar featured a half day interactive workshop focused on developing a research program for the ANU Philippines Project, Philippine Institute for Development Studies and other interested research and policy institutions. The workshop aimed to foster research collaboration between Philippine and Australian institutions and to produce policy-engaged research on salient economic, trade, political and governance challenges in the Philippines.

The Philippine Update Conference 2017 was the result of close collaboration between the Philippines Project and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

The final program is available here

Download the 2017 Manila Conference Proceedings here.

Contact the Organisers

In Australia In the Philippines
Rory MacNeil Sheila V. Siar
Project Coordinator, Director for Research Information
ANU Philippines Project Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Date & time

Wednesday 18 October 2017 to Thursday 19 October 2017



Professor Arsenio M Balisacan - Chairman, Philippine Competition Commission


Kent Primor
+61 2 6125 5484

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