Research Agenda

Economic Development Area

Macroeconomic Development

  • Development of strategies on improving employment opportunities
  • Development of strategies/intervention to decrease poverty incidence
  • Development of productivity indicator that would identify strategies on how to increase labor productivity
  • Development of a system of measuring economic performance of the province
  • Development of a system of estimating poverty at the provincial level
  • Development of a system to measure regional/sub-regional migration patterns

Environment and Natural Resources

  • Inventory of natural and artificial/forest regeneration
  • Assessment of community-based biodiversity conservation and water resources management
  • Alternative livelihood in the upland
  • Biodiversity measurement and conversation assessment
  • Status of Region 02′s declared watershed

Agrarian Reform

  • Agrarian Reform community Development Project
  • Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support project
  • Industry and Services
    • Assessment of industries/product with strong potential for local and export markets
    • Economic modeling of small and medium scale industries
    • Cost and return analysis of projects in business and industry
  • Cooperatives Development
    • Assessment of cooperatives in Region 2
    • Comparative analysis of standards for accreditation and availment of credit among financial institutions
    • Factors affecting the implementation of tax exemption for cooperatives
  • Tourism
    • Status of infrastructure support facilities for tourism
    • Assessment of the level of awareness and support of LGUs on tourism development

Social Development Area

Health, Nutrition and Family Planning

Educational and Manpower Development

Post secondary and Technical Vocational Education and Training Program

Higher Education

Social Welfare



Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • Assessment on telecommunications facilities of LGUs in Region 02
  • Readiness of LGUs in Region 02 in It (e.g. office automation, use of E-commerce)
  • Assessment on telecommunications facilities of LGUs in Region 02
  • Accessibility to LGu profile/data though IT
  • Establishment of E-Learning Centers in municipalities
  • Assessment on the impact to ICT to government organizations and NGOs in the delivery of services
  • Assessment of the process of conversion of roads from one to category to another