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Press Releases


Increase local market competition to lower medicine costs in PH—PIDS


February 16, 2018

One way to reduce medicine costs is to increase competition among manufacturers in the domestic market, according to a study published by state think tank PIDS

APEC urged to utilize labor market information system to address unemployment, job mismatch


February 15, 2018

A study published by PIDS urged the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies to use its labor market information system to help address unemployment and job mismatch in the region

Shift in PH budget process ‘too radical and disruptive’—PIDS financial expert


February 08, 2018

Swinging from a multiyear obligation budget to a cash-based appropriation system might be too radical and disruptive for the country, said PIDS public finance expert Dr. Rosario Manasan

PIDS to gov’t: Ease regulatory burdens in transport and logistics industry


February 07, 2018

The government must reduce regulatory burdens in the logistics industry to boost the country’s export competitiveness, according to a study published by state think tank PIDS

PIDS climbs a notch up in the world's top think tanks index


February 06, 2018

The PIDS has climbed from its previous rank of 38th in 2016 to 37th in 2017 in the list of top 100 think tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Improving access and financial literacy are key to financial inclusion in PH—PIDS study


January 27, 2018

Improving financial literacy and broadening access to financial institutions like banks and insurance companies, especially in the rural areas, are key to achieving financial inclusion in the country

Poor women in PH more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases—PIDS study


January 26, 2018

Women living in poverty in the Philippines are more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV/AIDS than those from rich households

PH’s new industrial policy contributes to economic growth—PIDS study


January 25, 2018

The government’s shift to a new industrial policy has contributed to the continuous economic growth of the country, according to a study published by PIDS

PIDS Corner opens in Bicol anew


January 17, 2018

In line with its mandate to promote evidence-based studies and policymaking, PIDS inaugurated its 25th PIDS Corner at the main library of the Sorsogon State College (SSC) last December

PIDS to gov’t: Review planning and programming systems for infra projects


January 17, 2018

As the Duterte administration’s flagship infrastructure program, Build Build Build, takes off, the government should improve its planning and programming systems, both in the national & agency levels