This chapter includes the following articles.
BPO has been a major growth area for the Philippines. The country benefits greatly from a well-educated, English-speaking labour force and now the industry is looking to crack the higher-value knowledge processing outsourcing (KPO) market, taking on back-office tasks like health care information management and legal transcription. With growth of 10-15% anticipated for the medium term, the outlook for the sector is rosy. Moreover, the BPO boom is sparking development and driving the real estate market in secondary cities, which reduces the economic orientation toward Manila. This section includes an interview with Lito Tayag, Country Managing Director, Accenture.