We have conducted a number of research studies on a wide-range of subjects relevant to local autonomy and decentralization and have generated varied value-added outputs like case studies, strategic assessments, technical reports, policy papers and publication materials.
Our institutional partners are a remarkable mix of national government agencies, local government units, private sector organizations, non-government organizations and development aid agencies. Among our more recent partners are the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), DILG’s Bureau of Local Government Supervision (DILG-BLGS), Camarines Sur Provincial Government, Population Services Pilipinas, Inc., CODE-NGO, and Management Systems International (MSI) - USAID. The diversity of our sponsors is a testament to our ability to design and deliver research products that are useful to our ultimate clients - local government institutions.
In our more than four decades of existence, we have built our confidence and competence on the following research subjects:
decentralization and local autonomy
leadership and innovations
service delivery e.g. agricultural extension, socialized housing, family planning
systems improvement e.g. BPLS streamlining, fiscal administration
transparency e.g. pro-poor local budgeting, Citizens’ Satisfaction Index System, corruption vulnerability
methodology-based studies e.g. participatory action research, survey studies
We are also currently working towards beefing up our expertise on specialized topics like barangay justice and youth governance.
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