UNDP Annual Report 2020
This report takes a look at the results UNDP achieved with countries and communities through 12 intense months; and features UNDP’s global ideas and research on building forward better.
May 26, 2021
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases and their risk factors are an increasing public health and development challenge in the Philippines. This report provides evidence through three analyses that NCDs reduce economic output and discusses potential options in response, outlining details of their relative returns on investment. An economic burden analysis shows that economic losses from NCDs (direct and indirect costs) comprise PHP 756.5 billion, which is equivalent to 4.8% of gross domestic product in 2017. An intervention costing analysis provides an estimate of the funding required to implement a set of policy interventions for prevention and clinical interventions. A cost–benefit analysis compares these implementation costs with the estimated health gains and identifies which policy packages would provide the greatest returns on investment.
May 6, 2021
It has been over a year since the onset of the pandemic and the National Capital Region and a few other provinces have gone back to stricter community quarantine measures to mitigate the rise in cases. COVID PULSE PH: Urban Poverty Before the Second Hammer Fell is a policy note that highlights preliminary results in Metro Manila from Phase 3 of a survey commissioned by the Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 and United Nations Development Programme in the Philippines. This report includes the data collected from Metro Manila right before the government placed it under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and contains an advanced report covering Metro Manila to help policymakers, civil society, and other development actors to determine necessary responses to curb the hardship of the poor and vulnerable under a second lockdown.
Apr 20, 2021
This report is a synthesis of the findings from research that had three (3) phases and identifies key recommendations that could guide the recovery of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) economy. Phase 1 was the conduct of a household survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on BARMM residents. Phase 2 was the construction of Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) models to project BARMM’s economy in the immediate term. Phase 3 was the construction of Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models to project BARMM’s economy for 2020 to 2022.