ECCP COFFEE MORNINGS - Philippines Economic Update

ECCP Office, Makati

Breakfast Forums and Meetings

The Philippines Economic Update (PEU) will provide a brief summary of key economic and social developments, important policy changes and the evolution of external conditions over the past six months. It will also present findings from recent World Bank studies on the Philippines, situating them in the context of the country’s long-term development trends and assessing their implications for its medium-term economic outlook. The PEU will cover issues ranging from macroeconomic management to financial market dynamics to the complex challenges of poverty reduction and social development. It is intended to serve the needs of a wide audience, including policymakers, business leaders, financial firms and investors, and analysts and professionals engaged in the social and economic development of the Philippines.


Birgit Hansl, a German national, is the World Bank’s Lead Economist and Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions for the Philippines in the East Asia and the Pacific Region. Since joining the Bank in 2005 through the Young Professionals Program, Birgit worked for the World Bank’s programs in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Prior to leading the Manila-based team for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, she held the position of the Moscow-based Lead Economist and Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions for the Russian Federation in the Europe and Central Asia Region. She is a highly experienced economist in the World Bank’s Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Global Practice, with deep expertise in macroeconomic modelling and forecasting, public financial management and institution building, and growth and productivity analysis. Before joining the Bank, Birgit worked in academics and a number of bilateral and multilateral organizations, including the United Nations Development Program. Birgit holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics. She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley. Her first degree was a Masters’ in Economics from the Humboldt University Berlin.

ECCP Members - 1 free pass; PHP 500/additional colleague
Non-Members - Php 800; Walk-ins PHP1,000

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Registration will be on a first-come-first served basis.
Only PAID participants can have seats secured.

**No shows will be billed at full cost -
both for members (free pass) and non-members.

Cancellations should be made at least 48 hours before the event.

For inquiries, contact Ms. Mica Aragon at or call 845 1324.