State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the Research Project APEC 2015 on November 14, 2013 at the Carlos P. Romulo Hall, NEDA sa Makati Building, Makati City. PIDS President Gilberto Llanto and DFA Undersecretary for Administration Rafael Seguis signed for PIDS and DFA, respectively. Under the agreement, DFA will lead in the conduct of the project that will provide the requisite analytical framework for determining the substantive priorities the Philippines will push for as APEC Host Economy in 2015. Meanwhile, PIDS will provide technical expertise in the conduct of the project.


The 2015 APEC Conference in the Philippines is the second time that the country will chair the Conference since its first hosting in 1996. The project will serve APEC’s purpose of maximizing the benefits of regional cooperation with other APEC member-economies, and provide inputs to development planning of the Philippine government.

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