The studies conducted by the state development think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) for the past 25 years are now available in compact disks (CD). Dr. Mario Lamberte, president of the PIDS, said the availability of the studies in CDs will further promote the dissemination and utilization of the policy research outputs of the Institute. The PIDS, since its inception in 1977, has carried on its thrust of providing clear analyses of development issues and concerns to help in the formulation of national policies, legislation, and macrolevel decisionmaking. The five-volume set of CDs contain all the studies by PIDS conducted either individually or in collaboration with other researchers, local and foreign, from 1979 to middle of 2002. “Readers can leaf through more than 800 publication titles dating back to 1979. It is interesting to note that from a modest number of three publications in 1979, PIDS studies have multiplied over the years and as of mid-2002, it has produced a total of 884 publications in various formats,” Dr. Lamberte noted. The studies are grouped according to the type of publication where a given study appeared and each CD contains a combination of these types of publications. For example, books, research papers and Policy Notes are contained in disk 1 while the journal and the newsletter, among others, are found in disk 2, etc.

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