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Western Visayas Updated Regional Development Plan, 2014-2016

The updating of the Regional Development Plan of Western Visayas is guided primarily by the overall development vision for the country, which is pursuing inclusive growth with social equity. As highlighted in the Philippine Development Plan, 2011-2016, growth is inclusive if it is rapid, sustainable, creates jobs and reduces poverty. Growth should be rapid enough to matter, given the country’s large population, geographical differences, and social complexity. It is sustainable growth that creates jobs, draws the majority into the economic and social mainstream while continuously reduces mass poverty, Quality economic growth means that rapid output increases are translated into employment creation. With the latest economic, social and political developments here and abroad, there is a need to assess the gains, gaps, challenges and opportunities in the region’s economy to determine whether or not the region is on the right path towards achieving inclusive growth.


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