Growth Models, Development Planning, and Implementation in the Philippines
PJD 2003 Vol. XXX No. 1-a
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Has Philippine development planning benefited from the wisdom, if any, of economic growth theory? In this article, the author discusses the key question of whether development planning in the Philippines has worked in delivering growth. He investigates the theoretical foundations of national development plans since independence in 1946 for indications and reflections of economic theories of growth prevailing at the time, the quality of the plans themselves and their impact.