PIDS Research Agenda 2015-2019


The year 2015 ushers in a new focus for the Institute’s research program. The new PIDS research agenda centers on resilience capacity building. By resilience, the Institute recognizes the following characteristics: (a) capacity to reduce the vulnerability of society or communities to expected adverse shocks, and mitigate the adverse effects if and when these occur; (b) capacity to rebuild after shocks and build back better; and (c) capacity to take advantage of expected positive shocks, such as trade agreements.

To pursue this research agenda, the Institute upholds the importance of studying development issues using a multidisciplinary lens. Engaging different professions—social workers, psychologists, sociologists, educators, economists, and many others—is necessary to better understand what makes up resilient systems and the interaction of their various components, and come up with more effective, precise policy recommendations.

Related to this is taking a systems perspective in coping with adversity or in taking advantage of growth opportunities for the country. Understanding one side of the system is useful, but it is more useful if such knowledge is combined with others that are looking at the other components of the system. The systems perspective makes research become more immediately useful to policymakers.

This new agenda likewise underscores that a good understanding of a system, its components, and how it works requires determining the trade-offs that policymakers need to consider in deciding between several policy options. Looking for the unintended consequence of proposed policies and programs is helpful in strengthening a policy recommendation and ensuring that it is consistent with the development objective it is supposed to attain.





Completed Projects

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Title of Study
An Assessment of the Sectoral and Institutional Implementation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan (Translating the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan)
Assessment of Bus Transport Operator Consolidation along EDSA as a Regulatory Strategy: Benefits, Costs, and Implications for Market Competition
Can pursuit of food security worsen hunger? The case of rice self-sufficiency in the Philippines
CLEAR Course on Impact Evaluation
Co-Principal Investigator for a Comprehensive Study on Credit Programs to Smallholders
Co-Principal Investigator for Research Activities for K to 12 Transition Planning
Competition Reforms in Key Markets for Enhancing Social and Economic Welfare in Developing Countries (CREW Project)
Comprehensive Study on Credit Programs to Small Holders
Consultancy for the Economic Component of the Impact Assessment of the National Greening Program (NGP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Scoping or Process Evaluation Phase
Consultancy for the Environmental Component of the Impact Assessment of the National Greening Program (NGP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR): Scoping or Process Evaluation Phase
Consultancy for the Institutional Component of the Impact Assessment of the National Greening Program (NGP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR): Scoping or Process Evaluation Phase
Conversion of Paper-based Survey Instruments to Android Tablet-based Application for the "Poverty Alleviation of Women and Children with Disabilities in Cebu Province, the Philippines" Survey
Data Collection for PIDS' Impact Evaluation of the School-Based Feeding Program of DepED and its Complementary Activities
Data Collection of Evaluation Design, Review and Assessment of Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) and Expanded Students' Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) -West Visayas State University (WVSU)
Data Collection of the Evaluation Design, Review, and Assessment of Students' Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) and Baseline for the Expanded SGP-PA (ESGP-PA) - Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU)
Data Collection of the Evaluation Design, Review, and Assessment of Students' Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) and Baseline for the Expanded SGP-PA (ESGP-PA) -Mindanao University of Science and Technology( (MUST)
Data Collection of the Evaluation Design, Review, and Assessment of the Expanded SGP-PA (ESGP-PA) - Guimaras State College (GSC)
Data Collection of the Evaluation Design, Review, and Assessment of the Expanded SGP-PA (ESGP-PA) - Visayas State University
Data Collection of the Evaluation Design, Review, and Assessment of the Expanded Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) - Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU)
Data Collection of the Evaluation Design, Review, and Assessment of the Expanded Students' Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) - Capiz State Univeristy
Data Collection of the Evaluation Design, Review, and Assessment of the Expanded Students' Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) - Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC)
Design of Impact Evaluation of Programmes under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines
Do Philippine Service Industries Innovate?
Embedding the AMPLE in a CGE Model to Analyze Inter-sectoral and Economywide Policy Issues
Evaluation of the Impact of the Agricultural Insurance Program of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation on Agricultural Producers in Region VI - Western Visayas
Evaluation of the Impact of the Agricultural Insurance Program of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation on Agricultural Producers in Region VII - Central Visayas
Evaluation of the Impact of the Agricultural Insurance Program of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation on Agricultural Producers in Region XI
Evaluation of the Impacts of Government Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Programs (P3W Component)
Evaluation of the Impacts of Government Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) Programs (Salintubig Component)
Examining Trends in ICT Statistics: How Does the Philippines Fare in ICT?
Formulating the Research Agenda of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies: 2015 - 2019
Further Examination of Out-of-School Children
Health Systems Research Management in the Department of Health
Impact Evaluation of the Health Facilities Enhancement Program
On the Efficient Functioning of Labor Markets and the Role of Temporary Employment Contracts
Organization Development Specialist for the Program Evaluation of the Public Management Development Program (PMDP)
Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program: Boon or Bane?
Poverty Alleviation of Women and Children with Disabilities
Principal Investigator for Research Activities for K to 12 Transition Planning
Principal Investigator for the Rapid Review of PhilHealth's Initiatives and Programs for the Indigents
Program Evaluation of the Public Management Development Program
Project Facilitator for Research Activities for K to 12 Transition Planning
Putting Prevention of Childhood Stunting into the Forefront of the Nutrition Agenda: A Nutrition Sector Review
Re-thinking Executive Order 23 for Effective Forest Protection and Wood Industry Revitalization
Reducing the Unintended Consequences of Over-Fishing: Learning fromThe Zamboanga Experience
Research Assistance to the Study on the Utilization and Impacts of the Motor Vehicle Users Charge (MVUC) in the Philippines- Phase 2
Research Associate for A Comprehensive Study on Credit Programs to Small Holders
Research Associate for the Program Evaluation of the Public Management Development Program (PMDP)
Research for K to 12 Transition Planning
Resilience to Natural Disasters of Households, Firms, and Communities in Selected Sites in the Philippines
Review and Assessment of the Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGP-PA) and Expanded SGP-PA
Technical Assistance for field visits in Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan, Benguet, Zambales, Aurora, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Negros Oriental, Cebu, Zamboanga del Norte, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte under the "Impact Evaluation of the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP)" Project
Technical Assistance to the Health and Nutrition Component of the Impact Evaluation of the School Health and Nutrition Program of the DepEd
Technical Assistance to the Impact Evaluation of the School Health and Nutrition Program (SHNP) of the Department of Education (DepED)
Technical Assistance to the Study on the Utilization and Impacts of the Motor Vehicle Users Charge (MVUC) in the Philippines- Phase 2
The impact of legal minimum wages on employment, income and poverty incidence in the Philippines
The Irony of RH Law Critics' Opposition to Comprehensive Sex Education
Understanding the Role and Contribution of Services in Supply/Value Chains
Unintended Consequences of the Manila Truck Ban
Unintended Consequences of the Rent Control Law