Excess work hours

Has economic growth made us time-poor?

Recent economic growth has led to a drop in joblessness, but the number of those with work still looking for additional income remains at double-digit rates, which may explain why some people work more than the 48 hours a week deemed as “decent” by the International Labor Organization. For 2009-2015, the average pay for wage and salary workers has increased, but so has the number … Continue reading Has economic growth made us time-poor?

Philippines' PPP record among the biggest

Philippines’ PPP record among the biggest

Despite the delays that the previous administration encountered in implementing its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program, the country still ranks among the world’s biggest players on this front. In the last 25 years, the Philippines ranked as the eighth largest recipient of private investment in infrastructure, outranked only by Indonesia in Southeast Asia by almost half-a-billion dollars. In fact, three Philippine PPP projects implemented during the previous … Continue reading Philippines’ PPP record among the biggest