The Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED), formerly the Center for Policy and Administrative Development (CPAD), provides research, training, and extension or consultancy services to national government agencies, public enterprises, other local institutions and international organizations. It was created through the merging of the personnel, financial and material resources of the then College of Public Administration's Policy Studies Program, Administrative Development Center, and the research component of the Research and Publications Program. Approved by the UP Board of Regents on July 31, 1986, CPAD was the CPA's response to the challenges posed by national events and developments in the areas of public policy, executive development, development administration and program/project management.

Research Thrusts

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Policy research and analysis on issues of current interest in response to requests made by public officials or institutions .

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Organization and management studies on the operation and interplay of structures, processes, personnel, and resources in the achievement of organizational objectives

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Bureaucracy-watch to monitor the policy thrusts, programs, and accomplishments of government agencies vis-à-vis the requirements of clients, the public, and the changing environment

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Evaluation of programs and projects in terms of expected outputs, effects, and impacts

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Case studies on program and project management, environmental management, etc.

Training programs

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Executive management and development to enhance the capabilities and reorient the values of public-sector managers for effective and responsive public service

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Methods of policy analysis to improve the knowledge and analytical skills of decision makers and policy analyst in applying economic and social science tools to public policy issues

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Effective supervision to equip supervisors with concepts, skills and attitudes required for the management of organizations

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Project management, monitoring and evaluation to provide program/project managers with the necessary skills and techniques for the effective management, monitoring, and valuation of public sector projects

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Trainers' training to upgrade the capabilities trainers to design, implement and evaluate agency training programs Third country training for foreign officials in collaboration with regional and international organizations

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Training on the management of decentralized health systems, public enterprises, the military, and other institutions

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Major Projects

Technical Assistance/Consultancy Services

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Technical assistance on policy and program development, job and performance evaluation, human resource development and management, design, conduct and evaluation of training programs, and agency as well as government-wide reorganization

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CPED's recent consultancy efforts include Management Audit of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and the Philippine Short, Medium and Long Term S&T Plan in support to the DOST.

Linkages

The Center has conducted different activities in collaboration with the following national and international agencies:

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Government Institutions
Armed Forces of the Philippines, Departments of Agrarian Reform, Agriculture, Budget and Management, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Interior and Local Government, Health, Science and Technology and Tourism.

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Government Corporations
Philippine National Bank, Philippine Tourism Authority, National Irrigation Administration, Overseas Workers' Welfare Administration, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, etc.

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Non-Government Organizations
Health Research Network, National Council of Churches in the Philippines, Philippine Peasant Institute

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International Organizations
APDAC, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF, Gadjah Mada University, Curtin University, University of Manchester-Institute of Development Policy Management, GTZ, CDG, ASEAN, AusAID (through PASTT and PAGF)

For more information, write or call:

Prof. Leonor M. Briones
Director
Center for Policy and Executive Development
Rm. 105, NCPAG, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Telefax: (63-2) 920-1353;
Trunk Line:(63-2)9205301 to 99, local 4723
E-mail: cped.ncpag@up.edu.ph
upcped@yahoo.com