Diversification, jobs, and the COVID-19 recovery

Diversification, jobs, and the COVID-19 recovery: Exploring opportunities for economic diversification and productive employment in the Philippines

The United Nations in the Philippines, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization conducted a joint research on implementing an evidence-based Socioeconomic and Peacebuilding Framework (SEPF) in the Philippines.

This research aims to contribute to the analysis of opportunities for the diversification and upgrading of the Philippine economy to generate productive employment that will make growth more inclusive. It explores strategies for strengthening and expanding the country’s industrial base, starting with an analysis of the product space, key supply chains and the labour market, and proposes policy directions to support recovery in the Philippines.