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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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.
Rogier van den Brink is a Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Department of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank.
Joop Stoutjesdijk is leade Irrigation Engineer at the World Bank.
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.
Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua is the Philippines' senior country economist.