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The AIM-RSN-PCC SME Competitiveness Survey

Requested from PIDS by C. Pandan at 12:34 PM on Nov 07, 2022.
Purpose: Research and Development for thesis paper
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1990 - 01/01/2020
Tracking no: #PIDS-960149508015

Pandan 12:34 PM, Nov 07, 2022

Good day!

I am Ciara Sophia T. Pandan, a 4th year student working on my thesis entitled "Business Performance of DTI assisted Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs): A Time Series Analysis: 1990-2020".  One of the sources I will be utilizing for my thesis is the 2018 SME Competitiveness Survey. With this, I would like to humbly request the firm-level dataset (public use file) from 2010 to 2020, and if ever you have a data from 1990 to 2000 will be a big help. 

Thank you very much and looking forward to your feedback.

Ciara Sophia T. Pandan

Salcedo 01:02 PM, Nov 07, 2022

November 7, 2022

Dear Ms. Pandan:

Thank you for your request dated November 7, 2022, under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for the AIM-RSN-PCC SME Competitiveness Survey.

We received your request on November 7, 2022, and will respond on or before November 25, 2022, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Thank you,

FOI Receiving Officer

November 17, 2022

Dear Ms. Pandan,


Thank you for your request dated November 7, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for the following data:
•	AIM-RSN-PCC SME Competitiveness Survey firm-level dataset (public use file) from 2010 to 2020

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data set you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with the Asian Institute of Management to request the data set that you need ( 

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publication related to the data that you are requesting:
•	PJD 2020 Vol. 44 No. 2b: Effect of Supply Chain Integration on Business Performance and Competitiveness of Philippine SMEs (

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here:

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