Overcoming the Jobs Crisis and Shaping an Inclusive Recovery: The Philippines in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Turmoil

The forum aimed to discuss the lessons from the global economic crisis response and look into ideas about more coherent national job-rich recovery programmes and mechanisms to respond to recurring emergencies.


  • To gain a better understanding of the immediate and long-lasting labour market impact of the global economic crisis in the Philippines;
  • To review the policy responses given so far and learn lessons as it concerns good practice as well as areas for improvement, upscaling and replication;
  • To consider new policy initiatives to encourage stronger employment generation, improved social protection and more effective labour market institutions;
  • To promote knowledge sharing, synergies and collaboration across national and international development agencies and policy makers; and
  • To identify priorities and formulate recommendations for policy reforms to support sustainable, inclusive and job-rich growth.