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Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) 2005f
4th floor, NEDA sa Makati Building, 106 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village Makati City 1229, The Philippines
tel:63-2 893 9591/9578/5705 fax:63-2 816 1091

Organizational Status: Governmental institute, founded in 1977.

General Description: PIDS engages in long-term, policy-oriented research. PIDS was established in response to a critical and growing need for systematic and comprehensive studies that can guide and support decision-making in the government. It is envisioned to be a development policy think tank for planners and policy and decision-makers, specifically those in the Cabinet, the Legislature, and the network of agencies that make up the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the country's development planning office. PIDS's activities are aimed at expanding research on social and economic development in order to assist policymakers and leaders in their decision-making, serving as a common link between the government and existing research institutions, and establishing a repository for economic research information and other related activities. To carry out its mandate, PIDS has maintained its Research Program, Outreach Program, and Dissemination and Research Utilization Program as basic programs.

Annual Budget: USD 1.2 million (2003)

Staff: 100 (56 research, 44 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. LAMBERTE, Mario B. (President)
Dr. LLANTO, Gilberto M. (Vice President)
Mr. FERANIL, Mario C. (Director for Project Development and Services)
Ms. LIGUTON, Jennifer T. (Director for Research Information)
Ms. AGCAOILI, Andrea S. (Director for Operations and Finance)

Public Relations:
Ms. LIGUTON, Jennifer T. (Director for Research Information)
Ms. SIAR, Sheila V. (Division Chief for Publications and Circulation)
Mr. MARTIN, Edwin S. (Division Chief for Public Affairs)

(As of November, 2004)

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