The National Economic Development Authority said more public investments are needed in four priority growth areas to stimulate economic recovery.
NEDA Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon said solutions for digitalization would support business and learning continuity in the midst of the long lockdown.
Edillon said the recovery cluster under the national task force against COVID-19 identified digital transformation, health systems, food resilience and learning continuity as key investment areas that would help in economic recovery.
She said, “We want the private sector to have more investments in these areas,” adding, government would identify investments to support in these sectors.
Consumer advocacy group CitizenWatch Philippines also urged government to ramp up public investments in digital transformation and telecommunications infrastructure as a priority growth area for economic recovery.