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The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) visited the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to consult about their possible research agenda for 2020-2025.last 27 February 2019 at the iLearn Conference Room in Intramuros, Manila.

Organized by the Institute for Labor Studies, the meeting was attended by representatives from the various DOLE family of agencies. On the other hand, PIDS was represented by Dr. Rene Manzano, Dr. Mario Lambete, Dr. Alvin Culaba, and Ms. Nitz Tolentino.

Dr. Manzano explained that PIDS is in the process of coming up with a long term research agenda (2020-2025) for the country and that they are consulting with various national government agencies in order to formulate more cohesive and responsive researches.  Given the limited resources, PIDS also plans to collaborate with DOLE on strategic policy issues.

Among the areas for possible future research collaborations brought up during the meeting were the following: Total Productivity Measurement; Impacts of RA1105 (OSHC law) to informal sector; Employment Impacts of the Trabaho Bill; Future of Work; Preference of Companies in Hiring Senior High School Students; Assessment of E-recruitment (should it be regulated or not); Quality and Monitoring of Bilateral Labor Agreement; Modalities on Security of Tenure in other Countries; Gender perspective in the labor force; Low labor force participation of women; Gender pay gap; and Gender-based violence

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