The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) will lead the celebration of the 15th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) this September 2017 with the theme "Pagpapatibay ng Desentralisasyon Tungo sa Kunlarang Panrehiyon" (Strengthening Decentralization for Regional Development). This year's celebration is in view of the ongoing discourse on federalism but encompassing the bigger umbrella of decentralization reforms. The month-long celebration aims to emphasize the importance of critical thinking and the formulation of appropriate policy interventions to advance development in the regions.
The complete list of activities/event for the 15th DPRM celebration is posted in the DPRM website at http://dprm.pids.gov.ph which will run through the months of September, October and November 2017.
Everyone is encouraged to support, cooperate and participate in this undertaking.