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Explore New Policies: Download All 41 UP CIDS Policy Papers in 2022

In 2022, the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) published 41 non-peer-reviewed publications, emanating from the projects and activities of the Center’s 12 research programs.

From policy briefs and proceedings to monographs and discussion papers, the publications cover a variety of fields or topics: education, political economy, labor, tourism, healthcare, foreign investment, democracy and gender, among many others.

Browse the titles below and click on the titles to download!

Policy Briefs

  1. The Informal Labor Carries the Brunt of a COVID-19–induced Economic Recession: The Need for Stronger Transition Policies to Formality
  2. How the Philippines Could Pave the Way for a Minilateral Arrangement: Policy Directions for a Philippine-led South China Sea Minilateral Initiative
  3. Reviewing Contentions of Authority and Legitimacy in Philippine Halal Development Initiatives
  4. Understanding Learners’ Home Contexts and Recommendations for Future School Scenarios
  5. The Legal and Institutional Ecosystem of Halāl in the Philippines
  6. Waste Heat Recovery and Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Power Users
  7. Tax the Rich! Nine Reasons for a Wealth Tax
  8. Minilateralism on the South China Sea Dispute: The ASEAN Minus “X” Plus 1 Equation
  9. Retrofitting Small Marine Vessels for Range Extension and Emissions Reduction
  10. The Pole Star of Social Democracy Has Burnt Out, What Should We Do Now?
  11. Role of Institutions, Investment Policies, and Macroeconomic Conditions on Attracting Foreign Investments
  12. Refuting Objections to a Wealth Tax
  13. Dealing with the Deficit of Primary Health Care Workers
  14. Recommendations for the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997: Recentering Indigenous Communities and Organizations
  15. Operationalizing Halal Food and Beverage for Philippine Tourism

Discussion Papers

  1. Special Economic Zones and Local and Indigenous Communities: Evaluating the Clark Special Economic Zone
  2. Rebuilding MSMEs in the Time of the Pandemic and Beyond
  3. Interrogating ZAMBASULTA Education Institution Mechanisms in the New Normal
  4. Future-Proofing Philippine Agriculture and Food Systems: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic 
  5. Promoting Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Among Vulnerable Groups in the Philippines
  6. Pasadang Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport Workers
  7. UP’s Pandemic Response
  8. Impact of COVID-19 on Education Workers and Union Responses
  9. Institutional Development of Muslim Education in the Philippines


  1. Contemporary Issues in Philippine Higher Education
  2. A Philippine Perspective: Capacitating ASEAN to Address Security Issues in Southeast Asia
  3. Southeast Asian Peoples in Pandemic Times: Challenges and Responses
  4. Gibâ-Tayô: Kasaysayan ng Buhay ng Maralitang Tagalungsod ng ASAMBA
  5. Commentary on the Customary Law of the Sama Banguinguih of Simariki Island
  6. COVID-19-Related Discrimination of Workers in the Mactan Export Processing Zone during the Pandemic
  7. Going Against the Tide Kapunungan sa Gagmay’ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC)
  8. Contentious Migrants: Transnational Protests and the Making of the Filipino Diaspora


  1. Solidarity for the Peoples of Burma/Myanmar: Situations, Solidarity Messages, Protest Songs, and Noise Barrage
  2. Philippine Public Policy in a Time of Pandemic: Confronting the COVID-19 Challenge
  3. Asia Europe People’s Forum 13
  4. Proceedings of the Training of Trainers and Enhancing Madaris Teachers’ Support System in the Municipality of Jolo, Sulu
  5. The Katipunan Dialogue: A Podcast Series on Politics and International Relations
  6. Higher Education in EDCOM 2: Going Global?
  7. Muslim Education Webinar on Essential Knowledge: Proceedings
  8. Globalization in Asia: Is It Better to Emerge or Retreat
  9. The Philippine Halal Landscape
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The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) is a policy research unit of the University that is mandated to encourage collaborative and rigorous research addressing issues of national significance. Currently, it has twelve Research Programs.