This development event report captures the event highlights that transpired during the 3rd Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Research Conference held at the Labor and Governance Learning Center, DOLE Building on 12 December 2014. It is composed of three main parts: (1) Chronology of Activities, (2) Research Presentations and (3) Open Forum.
The first part chronicles portions of the conference, all of which were done in simultaneous sessions. The second part zooms in on the key details of each paper presentation discussed in the conference, as edited. Lastly, the third part recounts the main exchanges either in the form of questions and answers, or mere comments or suggestions between the presenters and the audience. In addition, this report also contains appendices compiling other pertinent documents (e.g. participants' profile).
The research conference is an annual activity conducted by the DOLE Inter-Agency Committee on Research and Statistical Mattes (IACRSM) providing an opportunity for the Department's researchers to present their outputs and discuss them with concerned policymakers and program implementers. Ultimately, it seeks to provide guidance and information for the achievement of sound policy- and decision-making toward decent work.
The first conference was held in 2012, and since then several researches have effectively served the purpose of guiding and informing policy- and decision-makers on important labor and employment issues of the day.
For 2014, topics that were featured range from assessments of recent DOLE programs and labors laws and policies, to studies on the job implications of ASEAN 2015 integration on selected Philippine sectors all covering the four pillars of decent work, namely labor standards and rights at work, employment, social protection and social dialogue.
The bulk of outputs came from the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), which serves as the organizer of the conference.
Title: 3rd DOLE Research Conference
Researcher: Institute for Labor Studies