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DFA Foreign Service Institute now a member of SERP-P
Wednesday 30th of October 2013

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 30 (PIA6) – The Department of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Service Institute (DFA-FSI) is now a member of the Socio-Economic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P).

SERP-P is an online electronic database of completed, ongoing and pipeline research studies related to economic development and policymaking hosted by the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS).

In a press statement shared to PIA-6, PIDS said DFA-FSI’s membership in the state think tank body was formalized by a memorandum of agreement signed by PIDS President Dr. Gilbert M. Llanto and Ambassador Angeline Miciano Sta. Catalina, representing DFA-FSI.

DFA-FSI joins more than 50 other institutions in the research portal.

Under the agreement, PIDS said DFA-FSI will link to the SERP-P website and upload its studies to the portal. DFA-FSI will also add to the list of experts and resource persons in the SERP-P directory.

SERP-P, which links socioeconomic studies implemented by various research institutions including government agencies and the academe, is envisioned as the Philippines’ main electronic repository of policy research, according to PIDS. It can be accessed at

 PIDS has also extended its programs and services to Western Visayas by assisting research studies that are in line with economic development and policymaking. The results of one of its assisted studies were presented at the research utilization forum held last September in connection with the celebration of Development Policy Research Month. (PIDS/JSC-PIA6)

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