5th Annual Public Policy Conference

VENUE: Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City, Philippines

About the APPC 2019

The Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) is the highlight and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration led by PIDS pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 247 signed in 2002. Held every September, the DPRM aims to promote, enhance, instill, and draw awareness and appreciation of the importance and necessity of policy research in development planning and policymaking.  

The 2019 DPRM and APPC share the same theme, which is “Navigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges” or in Filipino, “Paglalayag sa Bagong Globalisasyon: Lokal na Pagkilos sa mga Pandaigdigang Hamon”. Launched by PIDS in 2015, the APPC aims to convene experts and researchers to flag to legislators critical issues that must be addressed in the immediate term. It is envisioned to serve as a platform to further bridge research and policymaking, and enhance evidence-based planning and policy formulation in the country. Themes featured in previous APPCs include “Institutions and Human Capital”, “Building Resilience”, “Critical Perspectives on Federalism”, and “Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

To take place alongside the conference is a one-day exhibit featuring the knowledge products of the DPRM steering committee and APPC sponsors.

APPC 2019 is supported by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of the Interior and Local Government, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippine Competition Commission, Department of Trade and Industry, Asian Development Bank, and the Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

For more information, visit the APPC 2019 website.