Growth in the Philippines has been averaging at about 5 percent over the past 10 years, significantly higher than the rate achieved in the previous two decades. In 2010, the Philippines grew by 7.6 percent, the highest in 30 years.
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Ms. Chiyo Kanda is currently the World Bank’s Acting Country Director, and the Portfolio and Operations Manager for the Philippines, based in Manila since March 2011.
Joop Stoutjesdijk is leade Irrigation Engineer at the World Bank.