Development Policy Research Month

Per Malacañang Proclamation No. 247 dated September 02, 2002, the month of September is declared as the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) to promote and draw nationwide awareness on the importance of policy research in the formulation of national development plans, programs, and policies. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Pagpapatibay ng Desentralisasyon Tungo sa Kaunlarang Panrehiyon.”

Philippine Institute for Development Studies is the leading agency designated to lead and coordinate the activities of the annual observance of DPRM. Find out more about the 15th DPRM celebration at