PIDS organizes and sponsors appropriate forums to provide the proper venue for researchers to present, discuss and disseminate their research findings to various
agencies and institutions, especially the policymakers. The forums also delve on issues that may not be part of a completed/ongoing PIDS study but
are otherwise critical components of the country's overall development thrust. By focusing on these issues, the Institute is able to immediately respond to the growing demands
of the concerned sectors even before it actually undertakes a comprehensive study
These events may be categorized in the following activities:
The most common venue is the Pulong Saliksikan sa PIDS where one or two researchers present findings of their own ongoing and/or just-completed studies to a select audience.
Discussions center around the methodologies of the research, the initial findings, operational matters, and other issues that are relevant to the research. This venue also aims to
attract foreign research fellows to visit PIDS.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (RTDs)
Roundtable Discussions differ from the Pulong Saliksikan sa PIDS in terms of the number of expected participants, more formality in the conduct of the activity, and the presence of a
number of discussants or panelists. However, the Roundtable Discussions may either be a Network-related or a Project-related forum.
The Institute also provides venues for discussion for its various projects funded through external sources. Project-related fora encourage the participation of representatives
from other involved agencies. In addition, key government officials and media people are invited.
Network-related fora are joint undertakings with other members of the PIDS network. The discussion may focus on a joint activity or presentation of findings undertaken by researchers
from both organizations.
LEGISLATORS FORUM SERIES
This is a discussion forum with members of the House of Representatives and their technical staff on key policies to help them in formulating their legislative programs.
SENATE STAFF FORUM SERIES
A regular lecture-discussion series for members of the Senate technical staff, this Series aims to update them on recent theoretical developments in economic analysis and on the
empirical research results on key policy issues of legislative interest.