Building Back Better: Philippines’ Pandemic Recovery


About the Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic spread from China to the Philippines in late January. It has hit the country hard with over 19,000 reported cases and close to 1,000 deaths so far. The health care sector has been particularly affected with many health front liners infected and many hospitals facing bankruptcy. The economy is facing its worst post-Marcos downturn, and the government’s strong fiscal position could be weakened by extensive borrowing and weaker tax collection. With focus shifting from crisis response to crisis recovery, our expert speaker will address how the Philippines can build a better post-pandemic ‘normal’ and enhance the policy reform agenda of the government.

This webinar is supported by the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore.

About the Speaker

Dr Ronald U. Mendoza is the Dean of the Ateneo School of Government in the Philippines. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Fordham University (2008) in New York, a Master’s in Public Administration and International Development from the Kennedy School, Harvard University (2001), and a Masters in Economics from Fordham University (1998). He then moved to the United Nations, working on international development policy issues notably in countries in Central Asia and Africa. Before joining Ateneo, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), where he concurrently served as Executive Director of the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness. He is a recipient of various awards, including the 2012 National Academy of Science and Technology’s Ten Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) in the Philippines (in Economics), and the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders in 2013.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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For the best experience, please mute your microphone. If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speaker during the Q&A session.


Jun 17 2020


10:00 am - 11:00 am