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8th Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) Webinar 2: Human Capital Development and Social Protection

The Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) is the main and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration held every September. The 8th APPC will feature the theme “#CloseTheGap: Accelerate Post-pandemic Recovery through Social Justice” in a four-part webinar series.

This second webinar in the series was held on September 15, from 9:00 to 11:30 am, via Zoom. It featured the topic “Human Capital Development and Social Protection”. Through esteemed local and international speakers, this session will answer the following questions:

  • How can inequity in access to quality education be addressed, especially as students from low-income households and marginalized groups tend to experience larger learning losses due to school disruptions?
  • How can the welfare of workers—especially the disadvantaged groups such as the working poor, informal workers, women, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups—be protected from adverse labor market shocks and changing work landscapes?
  • How can the government, private sector, and international institutions work together to achieve social justice in human capital development through equitable access to quality education, decent work, and social protection amid wide economic and social disparities?


Presentation of Mr. Isy Faingold, Chief of Education, United Nations Children’s Fund – Philippines

For the full report, download it here: From Learning Recovery to Education Transformation.pdf (

Presentation of Dr. Sameer Khatiwada, Social Sector Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank