Devolution and Decentralization, Platform and Network Governance, Political Capital of Local Media, Local School Boards, and Public Governance Education
Social science research, development of knowledge products, comparative analysis, facilitation of local capacity building programs, and research publication.
Gerard Martin Suarez is a university researcher at NCPAG, who has been engaged in local governance research and local capacity-building since 2018. He has served as a facilitator for CLRG's capacity-building and local training courses and for commissioned courses of partner institutions. Among his most recent research involvements include devolving Philippine education towards local school boards, assessing the impact of LGU managed media to local citizen participation, an assessment of the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of Makati's PAGASA program, and an assessment of Philippine barangay reforms. He has also served as a copy-editor for Local Matters: Experiences in Autonomy, Decentralization and Beyond, the 5th volume of CLRG's Book of Readings series.