The Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will hold a series of webinars for this year’s Sixth Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) on Innovating Governance: Building Resilience Against COVID-19 and Other Risks.

This is the first of the four-part webinar series (via CISCO Webex) happening on September 15, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

The webinar will focus on how the government should respond to the adverse impacts of the pandemic. Specifically, it will discuss key reforms that the Philippine government should pursue to be able to deal with current challenges and prepare for similar risks in the future. 

The APPC is the main and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration held every September. It aims to convene foreign and local experts, researchers, policymakers, and representatives from government, private sector, and civil society in an evidence-based discourse of policy issues and options. 

The webinar will be streamed live on the PIDS Facebook page (

Details of this year’s DPRM and APPC may be accessed from the DPRM website at

Hashtags for this year’s celebration are:



It’s Not a Matter of What Your Government Can Do for You: Responding to COVID-19 by Mr. James Brumby, Senior Adviser, World Bank Group Singapore

Taking Whole of Society Approach to Building a Just Future by Ms. Panthea Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Reboot

Bridging the New Normal in Governance through Information and Communications Technology by Ms. Teresa Magno-Garcia, Director, Department of Information and Communications Technology

The recording of this webinar may be viewed at

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