Report summary: The Philippines’ comprehensive protection for domestic workers and its recent legislative progress on maternity leave provisions which increased benefits and comprehensive coverage for a wider range of working mothers have contributed to its relatively high score in the GCPI. There are however much room for improvement in providing dependent care leave and flexible work arrangements, as well as enforcements of carework protections.
|GDP (USD, billion)||362|
|Human Development Index||0.718|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||42%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||9%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||91%|
|Access to Electricity*||94.9%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||75%|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||60.6%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 2020.