Annual Reports

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Effective regulations for Sustainable Growth

The theme for the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) 2015, "Effective regulations for Sustainable Growth (Tamang Regulasyon para sa Patuloy na Pag-ahon)”, is a call for improving regulatory quality in the country to ensure that our policies and laws are facilitating competition, innovation, productivity, and growth. Through the DPRM, we hope to influence our policymakers to take action in building a formal regulatory management system that adopts explicit standards for regulatory quality and ensures the integrity and quality of new regulations through the use of regulatory impact analysis, systematic public consultation procedures, and effective regulatory coordination among concerned agencies.

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Addressing the Jobs Challenge Toward Inclusive Growth

Jobs challenge takes center stage in 12th Development Policy Research Month. Changing or creating new policies or laws is always a long, complex, and sometimes emotionally charged process, with many actors and factors coming into play. One way to effectively inform policymaking is to advocate the use of research evidence in crafting policies and programs.

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Making Health ore Inclusive in Growing Economy

The year 2013 marked an important transition in the institutional life of the country’s top development policy think tank. Dr. Josef Yap, one of the country’s reputable economists, left the Institute after a remarkable eight-year tenure as president during which PIDS reached new milestones and even greater heights.

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Regional Economic Integration and Inclusive Growth: Engaging Nations, Embracing People

On its 35th year, the Institute continued to gain momentum in its research work by focusing not just on national policy issues but also on international and regional issues such as the increasing economic integration in the East Asian region. In partnership with several government agencies and international organizations, it advanced its research agenda to issues concerning international collaboration for inclusive growth.

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2011 PIDS Annual Report: Back to ABCs: Education for Developmen

In 2011, the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) carried the theme, "Back to ABCs: Education for Development," and involved the participation of over 120 institutions among national agencies and local government units as well as from the nongovernment, private, and academic sectors. As suggested in its theme, this year's DPRM highlighted the role of education as an essential factor in the country's fight against poverty.

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2010 PIDS Annual Report: Pananaliksik at Talakayan Tungo sa Pag-ahon Mula sa Kahirapan

Now on its thirty-third year, PIDS continues its efforts to constantly contribute to the deliberation of significant issues and national policies. As a policy think tank of the Philippine government, the year 2010 saw PIDS furthering its partnerships with international…

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PIDS Annual Report 2009: Coping with climate variability and change

Looking at the past year’s accomplishments, the year 2009 was indeed a productive one for the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), with numerous major research studies commenced and several already completed. PIDS made use of its networking strength by partnering with other government agencies and with …

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Managing the Development Impact of International Migration 2008 PIDS Annual Report

In 2008, the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) carried the theme, Managing the Development Impact of International Migration.The choice of this theme highlights the significant role that international migration has played

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2007 PIDS Annual Report: Enhancing Grassroots Development: A Framework for Local Governance

It has been 30 years since the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) was created. Like a shiny pearl that slowly grew inside its rough shell, the PIDS started out small and gradually developed and emerged into what it is today—a widely respected government think tank whose

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2006 PIDS Annual Report: Pananaliksik sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pamahalaang Lokal

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) led the research community in giving importance to research and development of local governance in 2006. The year celebrates the 4th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) in September with the theme, Pananaliksik sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pamahalaang Lokal. The event's

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2005 PIDS Annual Report: Services Industry as Growth Driver for Economic Competitiveness

FOCUS ON SERVICES: While the multilateral rules have focused on creating a free flow of good across countries for over 50 years, it was only in the last decade or so that the spotlight has focused on services. This is undoubtedly in recognition of the increased contribution of services to

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2004 PIDS Annual Report: Policy Research: Helping Provide Affordable Rice to Filipinos

Excellent. This defines the performance of the Institute in 2004. With almost 400 outputs—the biggest number since 1978—to its name, the Institute defined productivity this year by coming out with more research studies, more publications, more seminars, and more media exposure.

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2003 PIDS Annual Report: Responsive Policymaking Through Policy Research

Policy research today requires discussion among peers (photo 1 shows a forum on the Japan-Philippine economic partnership agreement under the Philippine APEC Study Center Network), presentation through various media outlets (photo 2 shows Dr. Mario Lamberte, PIDS president, in the radio show Galing Pinoy on DZAR Angel Radio hosted by

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2002 PIDS Annual Report: 25 Years of Journey

Silver, according to the dictionary, is a white metallic object that is sonorous, very malleable, capable of a high degree of polish, and has the highest thermal and electric conductivity of any substance. The Philippine Institute for Development Studies, which will

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2001 PIDS Annual Report: Strengthening the Infrastructure for Research and Networking

The Institute has set up virtual connections between the research community and its primary and secondary audiences. The grasping arms reflect the level of that connection and accessibility which the Institute has been helping to strengthen in the last couple of years.