PIDS Pub 2017-01

Birth of a Think Tank (The Founding of PIDS)

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), founded in 1977, has gained international recognition for useful research on development issues relevant to the nation's socioeconomic needs. In this memoir prepared for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Institute's birth, Dr. Gerardo P. Sicat--the founding father of PIDS--recounts the unique circumstances, philosophy, and other factors that led to the establishment of the research institute.

Authors: Sicat, Gerardo P.
Keywords: Philippines policy formulation PIDS policy think tank policy-oriented research research institute
Focus Area: Economic outlook Governance
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