June 22, 2020
JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (JICA Ogata Research Institute) Executive Senior Research Fellow Shimizutani Satoshi and Research Fellows Murakami Enerelt and Yamada Eiji published a research paper entitled, “The Potential Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Welfare of Remittance-Dependent Households in the Philippines.”
The paper was published online on June 1, 2020 on “COVID Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers,” a publication site launched by the Centre for Economic Policy Research at the end of March 2020.
In this paper, the authors explore the possible effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the welfare of remittance-dependent households in the Philippines using a dataset collected prior to the outbreak. Their projection indicates that remittance inflow will decrease by 23%–32%, and household spending per capita will decline by 2.2%–3.3% in a year as a result of the pandemic.
The JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute will continue to compile research results on issues related to COVID-19.