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About the Portal

This portal aims to consolidate the projects and activities of the different research programs of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with its policy research mandate, the current endeavors of UP CIDS attempt to shed light on the the impact of COVID-19 to the public and to provide insights and recommendations for policymaking in the face of the global health crisis that we are all in.

About the Center

Established in 1985 by UP President Edgardo Angara, the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) is a policy research unit of the University that connects disciplines and scholars across the several units of the UP System. It is mandated to encourage collaborative and rigorous research addressing issues of national significance by supporting scholars and securing funding, enabling them to produce outputs and recommendations for public policy.

The UP CIDS partakes in the University’s leadership in knowledge creation and public service. This is carried out through the dissemination of research-based knowledge through activities such as fora, symposia, and conferences, and through its public policy-oriented publications. These research activities are initiated by the Center’s twelve (12) research programs and the Local-Regional Studies Network (LRSN) composed of research centers in UP constituent universities.