Ms. Maria Francesca O. Tan, university researcher of CPAf’s Community Innovations Studies Center (CISC), received funding from the UPLB Basic Research Program for her study entitled “Information Management System in Selected Municipalities of Laguna Province.” This study will be implemented for 18 months from January 2021 to June 2022.
According to Ms. Tan, the study will determine the current capacities of local government units (LGUs) in compliance with the mandates on information management system. Particularly, the study will focus on the status, challenges, and prospects among Laguna LGUs when it comes to data management system and strategies.
“The goal of this research is to provide policy recommendations that will serve as an initial component to the existing and future national data management,” Ms. Tan said. Examples of national data management include census, community-based monitoring system, among others. With Ms. Tan in this study are CISC University Research Associates Ms. Roxanne A. Banalo and Ms. Maria Cristina A. Alvarez.
UPLB offers the Basic Research Grant annually to encourage the conduct of studies in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities. As indicated in the Program’s guidelines, recipient projects should be mission oriented and are thus expected to produce strong multidisciplinary outputs. Priority is given to proposals that are within the appointed theme and with long range development goals.