Events Calendar Archived (September 2014)

Date: September 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Venue: C.P. Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Bldg., Amorsolo Street, Makati City

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is leading the nation in the annual observance of the 12th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) this September. The DPRM is an annual celebration mandated by Presidential Proclamation 247 to elevate peoples awareness and appreciation of the value and importance of evidence-based planning and policymaking to nation-building.

During this years celebration, the PIDS will hold a seminar titled Addressing the Jobs Challenge toward Inclusive Growth on 23 September 2014, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (registration at 8:30 am), at Romulo Hall, Ground Floor of the NEDA sa Makati Bldg., 106 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.

The seminar-forum will focus on the high income inequality and poverty incidence in the Philippines despite rapid economic growth. It is widely believed that this failure to attain greater inclusiveness is due to widespread joblessness among the poor and the economys inability to rapidly expand quality job opportunities.


Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Venue: Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City, Metro Manila

In celebration of the 12th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM), the PIDS and the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO) will hold a forum on the "Addressing the Jobs Challenge toward Inclusive Growth". Invited participants to this forum are members of the Senate technical staff.

For more information about this event, please contact:
PIDS Public Affairs
T: (+63 2) 8924059 / 8935705

Date: September 09, 2014
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: City Light Hotel, Baguio City

As part of the DPRM celebration this month, a press conference is scheduled on 9 September 2014, Tuesday, from 10 to 12:00 noon in Baguio City.

Discussions about the jobs challenge is strong from various sides of the sociopolitical spectrum of the country, as well as among international development agencies.

Invited panelists are PIDS Senior Research Fellow Dr. Aniceto Orbeta, Jr. and officials from the regional offices of the Philippine Information Agency and the Department of Labor and Employment.

This event is co-organized by PIDS and the Philippine Information Agency.

Date: September 08, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am
Venue: Aristocrat Restaurant, Malate Manila

PIDS President Dr. Gilbert Llanto, and Senior Research Fellows Drs. Aniceto Orbeta and Jose Ramon Albert will be part of the panel/media roundtable discussion on Sept. 8, from 9AM to 11AM, at Tapatan sa "Aristocrat".

The forum is taped and will be shown on Bukal TV ( The video will also be available at the website of Areopagus.

Date: September 01, 2014
Time: - September 5, 2014
Venue: ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City

"Making Impact Evaluation Matter: Better Evidence for Effective Policies and Programmes" organised by ADB, 3ie and PIDS will be held on 3-5 September at the ADB headquarters. It will be preceded by 2.5 days of preconference workshops on impact evaluation methods on 1-3 September.

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More details about this event are available at


This video instructional series by ADB and 3ie is a primer on impact evaluation for those wanting to learn the basics. The speakers are impact evaluation and systematic review experts. They use plain language and graphics to explain technical concepts. By drawing from several case studies, they illustrate how rigorous methods are used to assess the impact of development programs in multiple sectors.

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