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The Philippines has been one of the most dynamic economies in the East Asia and Pacific region. With increasing urbanization, a growing middle class, and a large and young population, the Philippines’ economic dynamism is rooted in strong consumer demand supported by a vibrant labor market and robust remittances. The private sector remains buoyant, with positive performance from the services sector including business process outsourcing, wholesale and retail trade, real estate, and tourism. Poverty rate declined from 23.3 percent in 2015 to 18.1 percent in 2021 despite the shocks endured through the COVID-19 pandemic and other global headwinds such as high global commodity prices and tight global financial conditions. The Philippine government pursues larger investments in both human and physical capital to boost inclusive growth over the medium and long term.

The Philippines’ economic recovery is well underway, as remained robust at 5.6 percent in 2023, which is among the top growth performers in the region. Over the medium-term, the growth outlook will continue to be supported by strong domestic demand, driven by a robust labor market, continued public investments, and the positive effects of recent investment policy reforms which could boost private investment. With continued recovery and reform efforts, the country is getting back on track on its way from a lower middle-income country with a gross national income per capita of US$3,950 in 2023 to an upper middle-income country (per capita income range of US$4,466 -US$13,845).

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2024

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more Manila residents have access to 24-hour potable water since 1997

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Philippines: Commitments by Fiscal Year (in millions of dollars)*

*Amounts include IBRD and IDA commitments
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Manila
26th Floor, One Global Place 5th Ave. corner 25th St. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Philippines 1634
Tel: +632-8465-2500
Fax: +632-8465-2505
Washington DC
1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20433
Tel: +1-202-473-4709