Building Back Better: Harnessing Digitalization Towards a Transformed Philippines
11-12 November 2021 | Virtual Conference
In view of the restrictions on mass gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all plenary and breakout sessions of the 59th PES Annual Meeting and Conference will be held online.
Already marking a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with brighter prospects owing to the development of a vaccine, the world faces two major challenges: (1) continuing to manage COVID-19 and its emerging mutations; and, (2) jumpstarting the global economy. Measures taken to control the spread of COVID-19 took its toll on market economies, while the necessary shift to a digital economy reshaped the way goods and services are provided and magnified the existent digital divide across income groups in society. This digital divide impacts social, economic and financial inclusion, causing scarring and affecting human capital and infrastructure development, investments necessary for inclusive growth. This year's PES Conference showcases these issues and aims to turnout ideas to pave the way for social, economic and financial inclusion, under a new fiscal and monetary consensus.
The PES Secretariat
c/o Philippine Social Science Council
Tel No.: (632) 8-929-2671