Center for Policy and Executive Development
The Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) is a specialized center of the University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) that was established in 1968 as an Administrative Development Program (ADP) to pursue middle-management training and related extension programs. The ADP was transformed into a Center (ADC) in January 1977 and as a Center for Policy and Administrative Development (CPAD) in 31 July 1986.
The CPAD was organized by the College to focus and expand its research, education and training, and technical assistance activities in public policy and management in the light of the fundamental changes taking place in the government and country.
On 26 November 1998, CPAD became the CPED when the College of Public Administration was transformed as University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance.
The Center is a premier policy think tank, and a research and consulting office of UP NCPAG. It has been extensively involved in capacity development initiatives and institution-building programs in the Philippines and other developing countries in the region. It provides public institutions, non-government organizations, public corporations, and other local institutions and international organizations with the necessary professional expertise to deal with public policy issues, executive and administrative development, and the challenges of governance. CPED has designed and implemented training courses and developed instructional materials for national and local governments, non-government organizations, and international government institutions.
CPED mobilizes experts, practitioners and scholars from a wide range of professions and disciplines to undertake researches and provide training and technical assistance on public policy, public finance, organization and management, executive and human resources development, project development and management, and corruption and integrity, among others.
To provide research, training and consultancy services to national government agencies, public enterprises and other local and international organizations
To effectively influence policy decision making in the country through its advocacy activities
To be a resource center on corporate governance, public policy study and reform and public finance
Making Policies and Institutions Work for the People
What We Do
The Center undertakes in-house policy research on current and pressing issues affecting the nation as well as researches commissioned by government partners, international agencies, and funding institutions. It also conducts organization and management studies on the operation and interplay of structures, processes, personnel, and resources in the achievement of organizational objectives, and evaluation of programs and projects in terms of expected outputs, effects and impact.
CPED conducts training for public sector managers to enhance their capabilities, reorient their values, and develop their skills and techniques for the effective management of public sector projects. CPED specializes in the development of materials for the training of trainers on the effective design, implementation and evaluation of training programs; on the management of decentralized health systems; and on public policy analysis and development. It also undertakes capacity building programs for policy makers, foreign officials, the military, and other interest groups. Moreover, the Center offers training programs customized to suit the needs of the government and other clients.
Technical Assistance and Consultancy Services
The Center provides technical assistance in public finance, policy and program development, job performance evaluation, management audit, human resource development and management, human rights, corruption and integrity, and design, conduct, and evaluation of training programs.
Areas of Expertise
Public Policy Development and Analysis, Project Development and Management, Organizational Development, Fiscal Administration, Capacity Building, Research Methodologies, Corporate Governance, Anti-Corruption, Public Sector Reforms
981-8500 local 4162
Director: Prof. Ebinezer R. Florano (Ph.D., International Christian University - Japan)