Events Calendar Archived (October 2014)

Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Venue: C.P. Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Bldg., Amorsolo Street, Makati City

The National Reference Group (NRG) III meeting for the Philippines is jointly be organised by CUTS International, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and Action for Economic Reforms (AER).

The aim of the meeting is to select key issues from the findings of the Diagnostic Country Report (DCR) " the output of Phase I (Diagnostic Phase) in consultation with the NRG members. These issues would then be included in the Advocay Plan for the Philippines. The draft of this plan would be presented by the country partner in the meeting.

The draft Framework for Competition Reforms (FCR) would also be presented in the meeting to get the inputs of the country specific NRG members. This would help in further sharpening the FCR.

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Date: October 28, 2014
Time: to October 29, 2014
Venue: Hotel Dominique, Tagaytay City

The pronouncement of President Aquino in various occasions, including in his recent State of the Nation Address, that the priority of his administration for the next two years is to attain inclusive development for the country clearly reflects the increasing importance of inclusive development to the national governments development agenda.

Aptly translated Kaunlaran Para sa Lahat, inclusive development advocates for broad-based development where wealth is not concentrated in the hands of a few and where all members and sectors of society can access opportunities, share in the benefits of economic growth, and participate in decisionmaking.

The responsibility of effectively communicating inclusive development to the public as well as operationalizing it according to the mandate of the different agencies is a critical task of government. Differences in its appreciation and understanding can result in programs/projects that do not contribute to inclusive development, gaps in interventions that could further exacerbate current socioeconomic ills, or program duplications that can cause resource waste. It is thus necessary for government agencies to have a coherent understanding and common appreciation of inclusive development.

This seminar-workshop organized by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is aimed at contributing to a clear understanding and mutual appreciation of inclusive development and promote inter-agency collaboration in its adoption and implementation. More specifically, it seeks to achieve the following objectives:

1. To better understand the important aspects of inclusive development;
2. To appreciate the role of research in the crafting of evidence-based policies geared toward inclusive development;
3. To understand the importance of planning tools such as grassroots participatory budgeting in the pursuit of inclusive development; and
4. To identify possible next steps in more effectively operationalizing inclusive development in the context of agencies program, activities, and projects.

Date: October 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Venue: Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Nivel Hills, Apas, Cebu City

The DOH-PIDS Health Systems Research Program was crafted to improve the capacity of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) to formulate, implement, and monitor health policies supportive of the administrations Aquino Health Agenda (AHA) as articulated in the Universal Health Care (UHC)" Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) launched in 2011.

The Health Research component of the program seeks to provide evidence-based findings needed to steer the health system, to monitor existing health policies and programs, and to inform future policies and programs that the DOH and PHIC should consider. For this program, 28 studies have been implemented covering topics on health financing, attainment of MDGs, public-private partnerships on health, and health service delivery.

Several studies conducted under this program were presented in the regional forum on the Philippine Health Sector Performance held 28 October 2014 in Cebu City.


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Date: October 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Mitral Hall, House of Representatives, Batasan Complex, Quezon City

In celebration of the 12th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM), the PIDS and the Congressional Planning and Budget Research Department of the House of Representatives will hold a forum on the "Addressing the Jobs Challenge toward Inclusive Growth". For more information about this event, please contact: PIDS Public Affairs T: (+63 2) 8924059 / 8935705 E: inquiries@pids.gov.ph