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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Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua is the Philippines' senior country economist.
Motoo Konishi assumed his post as World Bank Country Director for the Philippines on February, 2012. His area of expertise is on infrastructure, transportation, water and sanitation.