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2008/2009 PHDR Gets Outstanding Book Award for 2011

The 2008/2009 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR): Institutions, Politics and Human Development is a recipient of the Outstanding Book Award for 2011 by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The award was accepted by Dr.  Toby C. Monsod, a lead author of the Report, and Dr. Cynthia Banzon-Bautista, co-editor (second from left), during the 33rd NAST Annual Scientific Meeting on July 14, 2011 at the Manila Hotel. Bestowing the award are Dr. Emil Javier and Dr. Merceditas Concepcion, President and Vice President of NAST, respectively.

The prestigious NAST awards, given annually, recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of Filipino scientists and institutions in science and technology.

 

Statistical Capacity Building: Monitoring and Evaluation in Support of Development

The Human Development Network (HDN) is pleased to announce the release of training modules on Statistical Capacity Building: Monitoring and Evaluation in Support of Development in CD form.

This set of four animated audio-visual modules is designed to introduce local government planning officers and research collaborators to useful methodologies and tools for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on development outcomes in their municipalities.

Module 1: Human Development. Module 1 covers a discussion of the human development framework, the importance of a results monitoring and evaluation system and the components of such a system.  Results of a pilot exercise to gather municipal-level human development indicators are presented.

Module 2: Descriptive Statistics. Module 2 is an introduction to descriptive statistics including background concepts, types of variables and their measurement, and how to use statistics to efficiently summarize and describe numerical data.

Module 3: Spreadsheet Software. Module 3 demonstrates the use of spreadsheet software to process data, including working with formulas, using built-in statistical functions, and creating charts and graphs.

Module 4: Communicating Results. Module 4 provides basic guidelines and useful tips on writing good reports, such as policy briefs, and making effective oral presentations. The module also includes an annex on the key features of a Local Statistical Calendar.

The HDN is an independent non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization which produces the Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR), the national counterpart of the Global Human Development Report published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Six volumes of the PHDR have been published – in 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2008/2009 –  each of which have put “people” back at the center of the development debate. Past volumes of the PHDR may be downloaded from www.worpress.hdn.org.ph.

In Search of a Human Face

The Human Development Network launched its newest publication entitled, In Search of a Human Face: 15 Years of Knowledge Building for Human Development in the Philippines, on Wednesday, 21 July 2010, at the Diosdado Macapagal Hall of the UP School of Economics.

The volume is both a record and an appraisal of almost two decades of research and advocacy by the Human Development Network, a non-partisan, non-stock, non-profit organization founded in 1992.

It compiles the theme chapters of the 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, and 2005 editions of the Philippine Human Development Report and postscripts from third-party experts who reflect on their continuing relevance while also providing fresh insight and augmenting the original analysis. The proceedings of “Human Development in the Philippines: 15 Years of Research and Advocacy,” a roundtable discussion held in October 2009, is also featured.

In Search of A Human Face: 15 Years of Knowledge Building for Human Development in the Philippines is published by the Human Development Network in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program.

In Search of A Human Face: 15 Years of Knowledge Building on Human Development in the Philippines

1. Postscripts

a. Human Development Must Wear A Human Face: Reflections on 15-Year Journey Gelia T. Castillo

b. Gender Concerns and Human Development Jeanne Frances I. Illo

c. Basic Education: All’s Still Not Well Michael M. Alba

d. Unemployment, Work Security, and Labor Market Policies Emmanuel F. Esguerra (please find this postscript in pp. 252 – 267 in the book)

e. A Different View of Insurgencies Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet


HDN Roundtable Discussion

The Human Development Network (HDN) held a Roundtable Discussion entitled, “15 Years of Research and Advocacy on Human Development in the Philippines”, last October 6, Tuesday, 1:00 to 5:30 pm, at the Mercedes Concepcion Seminar Room of the Philippine Social Science Center.

2009 HDN General Assembly

The Human Development Network held its 2009 General Assembly last July 29, 2009, from 4:00pm- 7:30pm at the UP School of Economics Macapagal Hall.

Mindanao Launch of the 2008/2009 Philippine Human Development Report

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The Human Development Network together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the New Zealand Agency for International Assistance (NZAID), the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently held the Mindanao launch of the 2008/2009 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR) entitled, “Institutions, Politics and Human Development in the Philippines” last June 18, 2009 in Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City.

As part of the advocacy and dissemination of the 2008/2009 PHDR, HDN will subsequently hold the following provincial road shows:

          Biliran City– July 1, 2009

          Legazpi, Albay– July 16, 2009

          Benguet– July 22, 2009

2008/2009 Philippine Human Development Report

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The Philippine Human Development Network (HDN), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the New Zealand Agency for International Assistance (NZAID) and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), launches the 2008/09 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR) with the theme “Institutions, Politics and Human Development in the Philippines” on 20 May 2009  at  Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila Hotel.

To view and download the report, click here.

Public Forum on the GRP-Moro Conflict

GRP-Moro Conflict: Is There An End in Sight?

Human Security and Human Development Revisited

Friday, September 19, 2008, 2:00 – 5:00pm
UP School of Economics Auditorium, Diliman, Quezon City

Videos and Documents Available:

Opening Remarks of Dr. Arsenio Balisacan
President, Human Development Network Foundation
(Read)
(Watch the videos)

Presentation of the 2005 Philippine Human Development Report framework and recommendations by Prof. Solita Collas-Monsod
Founding President of the Human Development Network and Professor of the UP School of Economics
(Read or Download Slides)

Speech of Gen. (Ret.) Rodolfo Garcia
Former Chairperson of the GOP Panel for the Talks with the MILF
(Read)
(Watch the videos)

Speech of Dr. Michael Mastura
Member of the Negotiating Panel for the MILF
(Read)
(Watch the videos)

Speech of Sen. Franklin Drilon
Senior Counsel, ACCRA Law Offices
(Read)
(Watch the videos)

Speech of Sen. Orlando Mercado
Former Secretary, Department of National Defense
(Read
(Watch the videos)

Speech of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Former President of the Philippines
(Read)
(Watch the videos)

More videos from the forum.

PHDR Series Receives Outstanding Research Award

Dr. Balisacan and Prof. Monsod receive the award in behalf of HDN

The Human Development Network is one of the recipients of the prestigious Outstanding Research Award for its work on the Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR) Series. The recognition was conferred by the Department of Science and Technology as part of its golden jubilee celebration at the 50 Men and Women of Science Awarding Ceremony on August 27, 2008 held at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel.

The PHDR Series was cited as one of the country’s most significant contributions to science and technology over the last 50 years, distinguished for its reputation for factual, insightful, and well-written analyses of human development issues in the Philippines.

To date, the following PHDRs have been or will be produced:
•    2008: Institutions, Politics and Human Development in the Philippines (forthcoming)
•    2005: Peace, Human Security and Human Development
•    2002: Work and Wellbeing
•    2000: Quality, Access and Relevance in Basic Education
•    1997: Women and Gender in Development
•    1994: Human Development and Peoples Participation in Governance

Click here to find out more about the Philippine Human Development Reports.

2005 PHDR Receives the 2007 Outstanding Book Award

The 2005 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR) with its theme Peace, Human Security and Human Development is a recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Book Award for the Social Sciences conferred by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The award was accepted by Dr. Emmanuel S. De Dios, Atty. Soliman Santos Jr., Toby Melissa C. Monsod, authors of the 2005 PHDR, and Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan, President of HDN, during the 29th NAST Annual Scientific Meeting on July 12, 2007 at the Manila Hotel.

The prestigious NAST awards, given annually, recognize the  outstanding achievements and contributions of Filipino scientists and institutions in the physical and social sciences. These awards also include the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize for Young Scientists in the Philippines, Outstanding Young Scientist, NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists, NAST-Hugh Greenwood Environmental Science Award, Outstanding Monograph and Outstanding Scientific Paper.

Click here to read the 2005 PHDR.