Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 247, dated 2 September 2002, the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) is being celebrated nationwide every month of September of every year. The celebration provides a means to promote, enhance, instill and draw awareness of the importance and necessity of policy research in national development and nation-building.
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) leads the conduct of activities in observance of the DPRM, in coordination with various government agencies.
The 18th DPRM celebration carries the theme “Makabagong Pamamahala para sa Sama-samang Pagbangon sa New Normal (Bouncing Back Together: Innovating Governance for the New Normal)” to highlight the importance of innovating governance across all sectors of society to steer the country toward renewed growth and dynamism.