Proclamation No. 247, issued by Malacañang in September 2002, declared the month of September of every year as Development Policy Research Month (DPRM). It highlights the critical role of policy research in the socioeconomic advancement of the Philippines.

The observance of the DPRM is intended 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 DPRM celebration, this event also aims to raise the public’s literacy of important socioeconomic issues.

For more information, visit the dedicated DPRM webpage of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies through