Redoubling efforts – can the Philippines achieve its desired economic growth?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

15:00 - 15:50 Ballroom 2



Carlos G. Dominguez III

Secretary of Finance, Philippines

Since the election of Rodrigo Duterte as President of the Republic of the Philippines, international interest in the country has increased dramatically. The Duterte administration’s decision to end years of public under-investment and switch to higher deficit-spending mode is expected to translate into more money spent on infrastructure; on education, health, skills training and other forms of human capital development; and on social protection. Listen to the Philippines Finance Secretary, Carlos Dominguez III, as he discusses the economic and financial policies and reforms that are being put in place to address the challenges being faced by the country.