Erlinda Morales-Capones is the Director of the Social Development Staff of the National Economic and Development Authority. She is also Chair of the Social Development Committee under the Multi-Sectoral Committee on International Human Development Commitments; Chair of the National Steering Committee on the UNDP-Assisted Program for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Reducing Human Poverty; and Chair of the National Statistical Coordination Board Task Force on Functional Literacy.

Her areas of specialization include development planning (annual, medium and long-term; sectoral), gender and development, and poverty alleviation, with expertise in planning, policy formulation and analysis, impact assessment, and project monitoring and evaluation. She has completed her Ph.D. units in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines and holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Thammasat University in Thailand.

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