The good prospects entertained for 2020 … How to social distance in one of the world’s most densely populated cities? During my visit, it was impossible to miss the banks, spas, realtors, hotels and concert arenas dotting a neighborhood near Manila Bay, all geared toward Chinese tourism and investment. And I have to split that with the owner," meaning Lincallo and his family are living on about $6 a day. •    Medium-Term Reform Agenda: Enhancing competition - page 20 This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners. Find Out. October 2017- Preserving Consistency and Policy Commitment, April 2017- Advancing the Investment Agenda, October 2016- Outperforming the Region and Managing the Transition, April 2016- Moving Full Speed Ahead: Accelerating Reforms to Create More and Better Jobs, •    Recent Economic and Policy Developments - page 5 Malou Sebastian, who runs the Scalewind facility, scrambled to keep operations running after Duterte’s announcement. They evolved from U.S. military jeeps left behind after World War II. Export transaction costs in the Philippines – page 60, January 2015- Making Growth Work for The Poor, Sections in this edition MCCARTHY: The government banned traditional jeepneys because they pollute and because they are petri dishes for the coronavirus, packing passengers in face-to-face. Growth was poised to outpace long-time regional winners such as China, Indonesia and India. The main island of Luzon, which is home to 60 million people and generates about 70% of the country's gross domestic product, is effectively shut off from the rest of the archipelago and the world. •    Prospects, Risks and Policies - page 10 MCCARTHY: The city sometimes provides medicine for half the month, he explains. Global data and statistics, research and publications, and topics in poverty and development. Will you take two minutes to complete a brief survey that will help us to improve our website? With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. She originally set aside space for workers to sleep and eat, then resorted to distributing laptops to staff who faced obstacles commuting, given curbs on public transport. Copyright © 2020 NPR. Why have so many GOP officials allowed themselves to be degraded by the leader of their party?