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Transforming Education in the Philippines: Insights and Innovations

The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), in partnership with the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), will hold a public webinar on July 27, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM via Zoom.

The event features two studies. The first study describes the three education subsectors in the Philippines (basic education, higher education, and technical and vocational education and training), looking at their current state and challenges and offers recommendations moving forward. It will be presented by PIDS President Aniceto Orbeta Jr.

The second study features mEducation, which analyzed the use of mobile phone-based instruction to over 3,400 households with children in grades 3 and 4 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to improve learning outcomes. It was conducted by IPA, Youth Impact, and the Department of Education in 2021 to 2022. It will be presented by the study coauthor and Youth Impact cofounder Noam Angrist.

To register, go to You may also tune in to the PIDS and SERP-P Facebook pages for the livestream.