Philippine Institute for Development Studies

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Philippine Institute for
Development Studies (PIDS)
Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).svg
Agency overview
FormedSeptember 26, 1977
HeadquartersThree Cyberpod Centris, Diliman, Quezon City
Agency executives
  • Ernesto Pernia, Chairman (NEDA Director General)
  • Celia M. Reyes, President
Parent agencyNational Economic and Development Authority

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is a government-owned and controlled corporation of the Philippine National Government. It was established in September 1977 to conduct research to help government planners. Its primary client is the National Economic and Development Authority. PIDS was established by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1201


About the Institute[edit]

Roles and Goals[edit]

  1. To develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated research program that will provide the research materials and studies required for the formulation of national development plans and policies;
  2. To serve as a common link between the government and existing research institutions;
  3. To establish a repository for economic research information and other related activities.

Programs and Activities[edit]

  1. To carry out its mandate, the Institute has maintained three basic programs, namely:
  2. Research Program;
  3. Outreach Program; and
  4. Dissemination and Research Utilization Program.

The Policy Research Agenda for 2005-2009 include the following themes:

  1. Economic Policy Choices
  2. Policies for Sustainable Human Development
  3. Institutional Development and Good Governance

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) has developed various websites and online databases from socioeconomic indicators and agricultural statistics to economic-related bills.


The Policy Notes are observations/analyses written by PIDS researchers on certain policy issues.

The Development Research News is a bimonthly publication of the Institute which highlights findings and recommendations culled from PIDS-sponsored research and fora. This newsletter also features special articles on key national and current issues as well as news on PIDS activities participated in by the staff.

The Discussion Papers are preliminary, unedited and unreviewed papers circulated on a limited basis for the purpose of eliciting critical comments and suggestions for refinement of the studies. They may eventually graduate into any of the Institute's regular publication series. The Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN) also publishes discussion papers on APEC-related matters.

The Economic Issue of the Day is a two-page publication which deals with concepts behind certain economic issues. This dissemination outlet aims to define and explain in simple and easy-to-understand terms basic economic concepts as they relate to current and everyday economics-related matters.

The Philippine Journal of Development, formerly Journal of Philippine Development, is a professional journal published twice a year which focuses on the various aspects of Philippine development particularly on economy, business, public administration, foreign relations, sociology, political dynamics and other topics which have strong policy implications on Philippine concerns.

The Research Paper Series is a formal publication meant to promote research, stimulate discussion and encourage the use of study results.


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