Where should the Philippines spend its money?

Jay Peiris on the need to spend on health, education and infrastructure

The composition of the Philippine budget has changed for the past few years — but is the government spending enough on critical sectors that would help boost the country's economic growth?

Not quite so, International Monetary Fund Resident Representative to the Philippines Shanaka Jayanath Peiris told Devex Manila Director Pete Troilo at the first Devex Partnerships and Career Forum in Manila.

Click on the above video to learn more about which sectors the IMF official thinks the Philippine government should increase spending on, and how it can raise its revenues to make this happen.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.