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Lack of Innovation Cripples PH COVID Response

The last issue of the Development Research News (DRN) this 2020 features articles from presentations during the 6th Development Policy Research Month, which focused on the theme "Bouncing Back Together: Innovating Governance for the New Normal". The banner story highlights the challenges, particularly in the area of innovation, that have crippled the country’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The issue also features articles discussing the relationship between the public's level of trust and the effectiveness of government innovation and reforms, particularly in public health and digital banking. This quarter's DRN also includes articles on the country's human resource and technological gaps that were magnified during the pandemic. Completing this issue is an article revisiting the policy design of the government's Performance-Based Bonus scheme and an infographic on the rising demand for data science and analytics workforce in the country.


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