||The PIDS is updating its policy research agenda for the next five years, 2015 to 2019. In the preceding period, the Institute had prioritized the task of defining policy options of Philippine society over a range of issues including fiscal, agriculture and other equally important policy topics. This report responds to the need of Institute to update its research agenda. Firstly, it undertakes a review of its past agenda and programs, to determine if it has responded adequately to the issues and research gaps indicated; and, identify issues that could still be considered valid at the present time and in the near future. Secondly, it scans the recent trends and developments in the socioeconomic environment of the country and externally. Given the two, the report lays out its suggested research agenda from 2015 to 2019. The proposed agenda determines the research gaps, which the PIDS or the entire research community ought to respond to. It responds to the policy issues that may become important considerations in the future, anticipating the policy environment for the next two to three years. The suggested research agenda gives focused lens on cross-cutting concerns.