Navigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges
We are facing a new kind of globalization—one that is characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, given the complex, interrelated challenges it brings. These challenges include trade wars, environmental degradation, cross-border public health threats, worsening poverty and inequality, erosion of social cohesion and trust, and proliferation of disinformation. These challenges, if not managed well, can undermine the ability of the Philippines to sustain its rapid economic growth and attain its long-term development vision of a Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag
Started in 2015, the APPC aims to convene policy experts and researchers to analyze critical issues relevant to development planning and policymaking. PIDS envisions it to serve as a platform to cultivate a strong culture of research and use of data and evidence among the country's national and local decisionmakers in policymaking and program planning. Through the different topics highlighted in every Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration, this event also aims to raise the public's literacy of important socioeconomic issues.
Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Creating Our Future Today
The Fourth APPC tackled issues and opportunities facing the Philippines as it embraces the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe). It brought together experts, academics, policymakers, and private sector and civil society representatives in a multidisciplinary conversation on how the Philippines can harness the opportunities and manage the risks emerging from FIRe.
Critical Perspectives on Federalism for Regional Development
The Duterte administration’s proposal to shift to a federal system demands a bold response and clear action from organizations and individuals. PIDS dedicated the third APPC to initiate an informed and participatory discourse on the major issues surrounding federalism.
Risks, Shocks, Building Resilience
For its second installment, PIDS repackaged the APPC by organizing parallel sessions to discuss the conference theme “Risks, Shocks, Building Resilience”. The sessions delved on the issues affecting the resilience of the macroeconomic, agriculture, urban environment, and health sectors.
Harnessing Our Institutions and Human Capital for Inclusive Growth
Organized by PIDS, the Inaugural Public Policy Conference, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines, was held on September 22, 2015, in Quezon City. The conference, which centered on the theme “Harnessing Our Institutions and Human Capital for Inclusive Growth”, brought together more than 100 participants from all sectors of development in the country.