imgx.jpgUACT/PCCI Executive Director to be honored as next-generation global development leader

Manila, Philippines  – (14 February 2013] – Ryan Patrick G. Evangelista, Deputy Secretary General of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and  concurrently the Executive Director of PCCI’s policy center, Universal Access to Competitiveness and Trade (U-ACT) will be honored with a Devex Manila 40 Under 40 award for his outstanding work in the international development community in Manila.

Mr. Evangelista will be honored with other awardees at a private reception on Feb. 19 at the Zuellig Building in Makati City, where select government officials, corporate and NGO executives, and community leaders are expected to attend.

Mr. Evangelista has been leading and managing projects that inspired and empowered private sector stakeholder participation in international trade policy formulation and negotiations.  Mr. Evangelista's involvement in projects related to international trade policy, local economic development and policy, advocacy and research across Asia-Pacific in partnership with donor organizations such as the UK-FCO, USAID, CIDA, ITC (United Nations), ASEAN and EUTRTA led to his success as a noted economic policy adviser, trade expert and consultant. >>read more

PCCI think tank renews pact with International Trade Centre (ITC)
Offers four-day programme on trade policy for business

The Universal Access  to Competitiveness and Trade (U-ACT), the think-tank of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), and the International Trade Centre (ITC)-Geneva have renewed partnership to deliver the four-day course on international trade policy in Manila designed to equip the Philippine business with the right information and strategies in order to maximize opportunities and face the challenges of the global trading environment.
U-ACT’S Philippine Learning Centre for Trade and Investment Policy (PLACE) will run the  Institutionalization of Multi-Stakeholder Professional Learning and Universal Skills for Trade Policy and Negotiations (I-MUST PLUS), a  non degree professional development programme on international trade law and policy from September 25-28, 2012 at the BA Multi-purpose Hall, Commerce and Industry Plaza (CIP), Mckinely Hill, Taguig City. >>read more

Click here to view the 2012 IMUSTPLUS Curriculum  and registration form .

U-ACT, CIPE  undertake Property Rights Scorecard for SMEs

The Universal Access to Competitiveness and Trade (U-ACT), the think-tank of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) have inked partnership to assess the implementation of SME property rights in  the Philippines and advocate legislative reforms in government.  The project aims to strengthen property market institutions and the rights of small businesses, and to improve governance practices and access to credit and financing by entrepreneurs.
The Property Rights Scorecard Project is the second phase of CIPE's initiative to examine the functioning of property markets and their institutional underpinnings in the Philippines, focusing on property rights and access to credit for small business in select urban areas. 
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Click here  to download the Property Rights Scorecard study.      

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