Latest Press Releases


Press Releases


Forum highlights important role of academe in tackling poverty in local communities


April 13, 2018

PIDS and UNDP organized a forum to explore the opportunities and constraints faced by higher education institutions (HEIs) in helping eradicate poverty at the local level

PIDS to gov’t: Make social protection programs more adaptive to climate change, disasters


April 04, 2018

With the Philippines’ vulnerability to disasters, the government should make social protection programs adaptive to climate change and disasters

PH’s health insurance programs benefit poor Filipino children—PIDS study


April 03, 2018

Filipino children from poor households who are part of the government’s health insurance program have increased access to health care, both for preventive and curative care

Think tank’s first female president urges advocates to step up efforts on gender equality


April 02, 2018

Dr. Celia Reyes, new president and first female head of PIDS urged advocates and stakeholders alike to step up efforts on gender equality

PIDS hopes to inspire next-generation policy researchers in new book


March 16, 2018

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, PIDS looked back on its struggles and achievements that paved the way for its current success and recognition as one of the top think tanks in the world

Women sorely underrepresented at top levels of government, industry—study


March 09, 2018

Filipino women remain sorely underrepresented in the highest positions in both the government and industry, where the most important policies are decided

PIDS fiscal expert dissects revenue features of federal system


March 03, 2018

“There is no single best expenditure assignment in a federal setup. The same is true with tax assignment,” said PIDS fiscal expert and Senior Research Fellow Dr. Rosario Manasan

Gov’t should pursue agri venture schemes, block farming—PIDS study says


March 02, 2018

The Agribusiness Venture Arrangements (AVAs) and Sugarcane Block Farming (SBF), should be encouraged according to a study published by state think tank PIDS

Poverty research expert is first woman president of PIDS


March 01, 2018

State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) welcomed its new and first woman president, Dr. Celia M. Reyes

PH’s postdisaster reconstruction financing instruments inadequate — PIDS study


February 28, 2018

While much has been done to boost disaster preparedness in the country, the country still lags behind in the aspect of postdisaster reconstruction, a study published by state think tank PIDS revealed