Due to recent efforts in reaching out and serving to more audience, the EROPA website (eropa.org.ph) has ranked in the world's top 0.4% in terms of popularity, jumping up 4 million notches in the rankings. This is a marked increase combined with a boost in major linking sites (up to 33 from 22). In addition, it has ranked nationally in the Philippines, and for the first time, in the Netherlands. Using the ranking websites Alexa Internet (which ranks only the top 30 million or top 25% websites) and SimilarWeb, and comparing it with Internet Live Stats (which has the total number of live websites), the EROPA website's popularity has been monitored as EROPA's service range is being improved regularly. As of writing, people from more than 150 nations have visited this website.
This recent improvement may not seem too much for many of us, but it is evidently a testament to the improvements done and additional features included in the new website. It also shows how effective the energetic social media revitalization has become to promote public administration ideas, trends, and practices. However, the work is not done. This good pace we are currently taking will be continued. You can answer our user experience survey in the main page to provide feedback.
Reaching further! Moving faster! We are EROPA, the premier organization working towards effective and efficient public service and governance.
Not all deficits are created equal
A celebrated playwright and coincidentally one of the founders of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), George Bernard Shaw once famously quipped “If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.”
Speaking of disagreements, one concept that has been a frequent subject of passionate debate among economists is the implications of current account (CA) imbalances. This is a very timely issue for the Philippines as the country’s CA balance reversed to a deficit, after 13 years of consecutive surpluses.
Naturally, this triggered concerns among policymakers and economists alike. But what does this really mean and should we really be worried?