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2019 Development Policy Research Month focuses on ‘New Globalization’

3To increase awareness of Filipinos about the concept of the New Globalization and deepen their understanding on issues and opportunities that come with it, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) chose this topic as the theme of this year’s 17th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration.

The DPRM is a PIDS-led event held every September to promote awareness on the importance of policy research in the formulation of evidence-based policies, programs, and projects. The month-long celebration is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 247 and aims to cultivate a strong culture of research and use of data and evidence in policymaking and program planning among the country's national and local decisionmakers.

Every year, a theme is selected from an array of current or prospective development issues in the national and global scene. For 2019, the DPRM theme is “Navigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges” or in Filipino, “Paglalayag sa Bagong Globalisasyon: Lokal na Pagkilos sa mga Pandaigdigang Hamon”.  READ MORE

APPC 2019 to tackle challenges, implications of the ‘New Globalization’

3This year’s Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will focus on the topic of ‘New Globalization’, its challenges and implications, as well as the opportunities that come with it.

The APPC is the highlight and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration led by PIDS pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 247. Held every September, the DPRM aims to promote, enhance, instill, and draw awareness and appreciation of the importance and necessity of policy research in development planning and policymaking.

The 2019 DPRM and APPC share a similar theme, which is “Navigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges” or in Filipino, “Paglalayag sa Bagong Globalisasyon: Lokal na Pagkilos sa mga Pandaigdigang Hamon”. READ MORE



September 4, 2019, 9AM–12NN
17th Development Policy Research Month Press Conference (Kick-off )
Venue: Novotel, Cubao,
Quezon City

September 10, 2019, 8AM–5PM
5th Mindanao Policy Research Forum and Press Conference – Navigating the Challenges of the New Globalization: Local Actions for Mindanao
Venue: Mindanao State University, General Santos City

September 19, 2019, 9AM–6PM
5th Annual Public Policy ConferenceNavigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges
Venue: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
, Pasay City




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3PN 2019-09: Strengthening Institutional Links for Irrigation Water Governance
by Agnes C. Rola

Despite the huge irrigation investments, the performance of the Philippine irrigation sector has barely improved through the years.

This Policy Note revisits the arrangements for the Philippine water resource governance across macro- and meso-level agencies to point out inefficiencies. Among others, it finds that behind the weak performance of the irrigation sector is the fragmented development planning, with several agencies not necessarily linked to one another. It thus suggests for the crafting of an integrated irrigation development plan and calls for the creation of an apex body for water to harmonize policies of the water sector and connect various actors involved in managing water resources. It argues that irrigation cannot afford to be isolated from the other water institutions. Click here to download the paper.



Valuing Women's Work in the Philippines

Men and women play important roles in the economy. However, the contribution of men and women are often not accounted for similarly. 

This infographic shows some of these unaccounted contributions by providing new estimates of the value of men’s and women’s work using the Philippine National Transfer Accounts and National Time Transfer Accounts. It also highlights some issues and recommendations on how to encourage more women to work outside the home and how to improve the system of accounting in valuing the work of both men and women.

This infographic is based on PIDS Discussion Paper Series No. 2019-02 titled Counting Women’s Work in the Philippines written by Michael R.M. Abrigo and Kris Francisco-Abrigo, PIDS research fellow and consultant, respectively.


To view in actual size, visit the PIDS website or the PIDS Facebook page.



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