From its creation in 1998, the then-College of Public Affairs (CPAf) has made its mark in the field of development and governance studies. Through the years, CPAf has produced a significant number of graduates and a body of knowledge along institutional, policy and governance issues in the rural sector, in general, and in the agriculture and natural resources sectors, in particular.
Under a new name and a strong, dynamic “one-faculty-one-college” structure that helps strengthen and sustain its established innovations, the College of Public Affairs and Development now aims to offer more relevant academic programs on development and governance studies.
The Center for Integrative Studies (CIDS) is funding the implementation of a four-year project entitled “Environment and Food Security Interactions Under Climate Change in Selected Communities in the Marikina and Sta. Cruz-Pagsanjan Watersheds, and Manila Bay Coastal Areas” to minimize the adverse effects of climate change on human well-being.
The Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS) of CPAf is studying the impact of BRAC Alternative Delivery Model (ADM) in efforts of the Philippine government to address the long-term education issues in ARMM, being the region with highest poverty incidence, lowest learning achievement, and largest out-of-school children in the Philippines.