On March 8, 2017, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for attaining Human Resource Maturity Level II in three personnel mechanisms, namely, performance management, learning and development, and rewards and recognition.

The award is part of the Civil Service Commission’s “Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM)”, which primarily aims to assess the maturity level of government agencies based on several human resource indicators. PRIME-HRM also aims to determine agencies’ strengths and opportunities in terms of identified personnel mechanisms, empower agencies to perform human resource management functions, and promote and reward excellent management practices.

On March 7, 2016, PIDS was awarded with Human Resource Maturity Level II for the recruitment, selection, and placement mechanism.