Pumalo sa ika-46 na puwesto ang Pilipinas na most competitive economy, ayon sa 2019 World Competitiveness Yearbook mula noong nakaraang taon, na nasa ika-50 na puwesto.
Ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, ang pag-angat ng Pilipinas ay nagpapakita lang na nanatili ang kumpiyansa ng mga foreign investor sa ating bansa.
“The improved ranking of the Philippines in this year’s World Competitiveness Yearbook by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) augurs well for the country and our economy. There is an emerging investor confidence in our country. It shows our trade environment remains attractive and viable to foreign businesses,” sabi ni Panelo.
Isa rin daw sa naging kadahilanan ng pagbuti ng antas ng Pilipinas sa ranking ay ang pamumuno ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
“The strong and effective style of governance by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes Palace optimistic that further improvements will take place. Putting premium on cutting down red tape and promoting ease in doing business while we begin to implement the nation’s most ambitious infrastructure program, Build-Build-Build, boost the government’s strategy for sustained and inclusive growth. There is every reason to look forward to a bright future for our country’s economy and our people.,” dagdag pa ni Panelo.
Ang natural pag-aaral ay isinasagawa kada taon ng Switzerland-based business school International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
“The Philippines saw an improvement in the ranking of all four factors. Economic Performance posted a twelve-notch improvement in 2019 – the largest increase among the four factors – from 50th to 38th. Government Efficiency rose from 44th to 41st; while Business Efficiency improved from 38th to 32nd,,” sabi naman ng Asian Institute of Management, ang partner ng IMD sa Pilipinas.
Nangunguna sa naturang report ang Singapore habang ang Hong Kong naman ay nasa ika-2 puwesto, at Estados Unidos na nasa ika-3 puwesto.