APPC on New Globalization to discuss challenges, local actions on global trade restructuring

The world is entering a new phase of globalization that is full of complex and interrelated challenges which, if not managed well, can result in the slowdown of the global economy.

One of the challenges that go along with the New Globalization is the uncertainty from global trade restructuring. This topic will be discussed in one of the parallel sessions of the Annual Public Conference Policy (APPC), which will be conducted on September 19, 2019, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The APPC is organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) as the main activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration held annually. The theme of both DPRM and APPC this year is “Navigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges” or in Filipino, “Paglalayag sa Bagong Globalisasyon: Lokal naPagkilos sa mga Pandaigdigang Hamon”.

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From global to local: 5th APPC to discuss about global perspectives, features, and challenges of the ‘New Globalization’

The world has already entered a new phase of globalization and not everyone understands its implications.

The “New Globalization”, also known as “Globalization 4.0”, will take the spotlight in this year’s celebration of the Development Policy Research Month spearheaded by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

With the theme, “Navigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges”, the DPRM aims to promote awareness of the new wave of globalization as well as the challenges that come along with it.

To shed more light on this topic, experts from various fields will gather at the Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) on September 19 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The 5th APPC is the culminating activity of the DPRM where experts and representatives from the government, private sector, academe, and civil society convene to engage in evidence-based discussion of issues, opportunities, and policy options.

The first plenary session of the APPC will provide a global perspective on the New Globalization including its features, challenges, and implications to give the audience a general background of the theme.

From a global perspective, discussions will move to a more local focus, specifically on how countries can steer their respective economies, amid the new developments brought by the New Globalization, in multilateral agreements, mega-value chains, public-private partnerships, as well as in international law and the justice system. Speakers for this session include Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio who will talk about the West Philippine Sea, one of the hot issues in the Philippines today, and Calum Cameron, a digital innovation consultant of Proud Engineers which is based in Estonia, widely lauded as the world’s most advanced digital nation.

The APPC will conclude with a discourse on what the Philippines can do, with the help of all of its stakeholders, to navigate the New Globalization. Officials of various government agencies and institutions, including Secretary Silvestre Bello (Department of Labor and Employment), Secretary Francisco Duque III (Department of Health), Secretary Eduardo Año (Department of the Interior and Local Government), Undersecretary Rafaelita Aldaba (Department of Trade and Industry), Manila City Mayor Francisco Domagoso, Chairman Arsenio Balisacan (Philippine Competition Commission), Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas), Professor Gerardo Sicat (University of the Philippines-School of Economics), and Dr. Alfredo Pascual (Institute of Corporate Directors), will share their views on how to manage the challenges and harness the opportunities of the New Globalization.

This year’s APPC, organized by PIDS, is supported by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of the Undersecretary for International Economic Relations, Department of the Interior and Local Government, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippine Competition Commission, Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of International Trade Relations, Asian Development Bank, and the Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

For more details about this year’s theme and activities, kindly visit the DPRM website at and the APPC website at

For updates, you may also check PIDS’ social media accounts at and Everyone is also encouraged to use the hashtags #DPRM2019, #APPC2019, and #ActLocalThinkGlobal. ###

5th APPC to tackle ‘New Globalization’ and its impacts on worsening inequality and labor sector

In one way or another, doing day-to-day activities as well as complex and more challenging tasks has been significantly easier because of technological developments over the years.

However, as the world enters a new phase of Globalization, known as the “New Globalization”, or “Globalization 4.0” according to the World Economic Forum, these innovations will also worsen income inequality within and among countries, posing concerns on their fairness and inclusivity.

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APPC 2019 to tackle challenges, implications of the ‘New Globalization’

This year’s Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will focus on the topic of ‘New Globalization’, its challenges and implications, as well as the opportunities that come with it.

The APPC is the highlight and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration led by PIDS pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 247. Held every September, the DPRM aims to promote, enhance, instill, and draw awareness and appreciation of the importance and necessity of policy research in development planning and policymaking.  

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