Latest Press Releases


Press Releases


‘Improve disaster risk financing programs for the rainy season’—PIDS researcher to gov’t


June 24, 2017

A researcher of PIDS is urging government to enhance its overall disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) program and expand its mechanisms to mitigate the impact of calamities

Asia’s economic experts push for SMEs’ clustering to sustain PH’s economic growth


June 22, 2017

To sustain economic gains in the country, PIDS Board of Trustees Alfredo Pascual urged the implementation of a cluster approach in doing business especially among small and medium enterprises.

PH think tank trains Bhutan delegates on data analysis


June 20, 2017

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is conducting a six-day training course on statistical analysis for technical staff from the government of Bhutan.

PIDS study urges gov’t to provide mobile schools for PWDs


June 17, 2017

To address the low school participation rate of children with disabilities (PWDs) in poor areas of the country, a study by PIDS recommends to government to provide mobile special education schools

Inaccurate data on poverty have negative effects on poverty reduction programs — PIDS study


June 16, 2017

A study by PIDS revealed that inaccurate data on family income and household expenditure in the country can negatively affect policies on poverty reduction such as the proposed tax reform

Poverty, hunger are major causes of school dropouts in PH — PIDS study


June 07, 2017

The Department of Education (DepEd) has to address a number of issues on poverty and health to sustain the increasing number of children in the basic education sector.

PIDS researchers to gov’t: Review institutional setup of disaster management council


June 05, 2017

Given its high exposure to disaster risk, the Philippines cannot continue to have a lead agency on disaster management with coordinative functions only, according to a PIDS study.

PH telcos’ regulatory systems are below international standards – PIDS study


May 31, 2017

The quality of the Philippine telecommunication regulatory environment is significantly below international standards, according to a recent study of state think tank PIDS.

Weather fluctuations, gender affect household’s energy consumption—PIDS study


May 25, 2017

Energy consumption in the country is affected by weather deviations and gender, according to a study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

Filipino women suffer gender gaps in labor participation—PIDS study


May 24, 2017

Despite being listed by the WEF as the best performer in gender outcomes among the ASEAN member-states, the Philippines exhibits wide gender disparities in economic opportunities