Competitiveness and Innovation Group
Recognizing the importance of growing innovative and globally competitive manufacturing, agriculture and services industries, the DTI has created the CIG to strengthen our local industries as they link to the global value chain to achieve an inclusive and sustainable growth that generates more opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in the country.
An upward trend for the Philippines
Now seen as a new growth area, the Philippines is well-positioned to attract new investments that would catalyze industry growth and development. Since 2012, the DTI has focused on a new industrial policy that aims to improve the country's competitiveness and provide a business environment conducive to industry upgrading, moving up the global value chain, creating quality jobs, and attaining sustainable and inclusive growth.
Manufacturing as Source of More and Better Jobs
Manufacturing is an important cog in our economy as it comprises more than half of the Philippines's industrial sector and accounts for almost a quarter of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As such, accelerating the manufacturing sector's competitiveness towards the achievement of sustainable and inclusive development in the country is paramount for stronger inter-industry and inter-sectoral linkages, firm productivity, technological development and innovation.
Agribusiness for Regional Competitiveness
Agribusiness sector is positioned to largely contribute to the industrial development of the Philippine economy as its activities can contribute not only in diversifying and increasing the value of agribusiness outputs, but also in achieving the inclusive growth and rural development agenda of the Philippine government.
Services as Glue Binding Sectors Together
Services sector keeps our economy well-oiled as it has been one of the strongest and fast-growing sectors of the Philippine economy. With a huge potential for increasing value-added in services outputs, as well as deepening participation in global value chains, the Philippines aims to position itself as the core of services trade in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region by taking advantage of this unique competitive advantage.