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Gov’t housing program should improve slow-moving loan approval process—PIDS study


May 15, 2017

Despite being one of the most innovative government housing programs in the country, the Community Mortgage Program (CMP) is saddled by weaknesses, a study published by PIDS found out.

Planning gaps in gov’t procurement system causes disbursement delays–PIDS study


May 12, 2017

The delays in government spending for the past years may stem from various reasons, with procurement as one of the major ones, a study by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

PIDS launches new book “Unintended Consequences: The Folly of Uncritical Thinking”


May 11, 2017

The book launch, held on May 10, 2017, was attended by members of the academe, government, civil society, and media.

Improve governance and fiscal management to sustain economic growth in PH – experts


May 10, 2017

Effective governance leads to economic growth. State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) President Gilberto Llanto said that effective governance includes being able to coll

Make tuna industry more efficient and competitive by streamlining regulations – PIDS study


May 06, 2017

There is a need to reduce regulations in the tuna industry to make it efficient and competitive, according to researchers of state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

Reform bus transport system to ease Metro Manila traffic woes – PIDS study


April 28, 2017

The huge volume of buses in Metro Manila that has contributed to the worsening traffic problems in its major thoroughfares like EDSA, can still be fixed, according to a study published by PIDS.

Technological innovation can be affordable for PH—PIDS


April 26, 2017

In a world where everything is fast-paced because of advancement brought by technology, companies have to think about different ways to cope up.

PHL, ASEAN countries push for deeper economic integration


April 07, 2017

Recent development in the global economy, particularly the withdrawal of the US from the TPP, leaves the Philippines and other member-states of the ASEAN in a vulnerable spot in the world market today

Think tank warns against ‘unintended consequences’ of gov’t policies and programs


April 06, 2017

If not properly studied and evaluated, seemingly well-intended government policies and programs can have unintended consequences.

Gov’t should provide cash transfer to support farmers after lifting of restrictions on rice imports—PIDS


March 30, 2017

The lifting of restrictions on rice imports in the country this year will signal a greater competition among foreign suppliers and rice importers, as well as a decline in domestic prices.