In Focus


PIDS Updates, June 2017


The Community Mortgage Program is a financing scheme that enables organized residents of slums to borrow funds for land purchase and housing development.

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In Focus: Agricultural Production Support


Despite the government’s attempt to develop other industries as economic drivers, the agriculture sector remains central to the Philippine economy.

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IN FOCUS: The Unintended Consequences of Policies and Programs


The Philippine policy system is marred by legislations and policies that are well-meaning but fail to serve their purpose. More often than not, they lead to inadvertent outcomes.

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IN FOCUS: Gender and Development


Gender equality is essential to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. Women and men play important roles in society. Thus, both should have the same access to education, health, and others.

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IN FOCUS: Improving economic productivity through innovation


Long-term national development relies on innovation. Progress in science and technology (S&T) infused with innovation is necessary to achieve sustained economic growth.

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IN FOCUS: Nongovernment Reforestation in the Philippines


This study reviews and assesses nongovernment reforestation in the Philippines vis-à-vis government and total reforestation using primary and secondary data.

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IN FOCUS: Easing Port Congestion and Other Transport and Logistics Issues


The study looks at the bigger picture—the need to understand other important issues, not just the cargo truck ban, that affect transport and logistics, and to formulate appropriate policy responses.

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