The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) is a think-tank created to respond to the demand for systematic and comprehensive studies that can guide and support policymaking and planning in government. One of its core research areas is health policy. Through the years, PIDS has implemented the baseline studies for healthcare financing, health service delivery under decentralization, equity in healthcare utilization, benefit incidence of public subsidies in healthcare and efficiency of government hospitals. Recently, it started its research on the extent of private sector participation in pharmaceuticals, HMO and hospitals industries. It has collaborated with local and international organizations such as Department of Health, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, The World Bank, World Health Organization, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Pew Charitable Trusts.
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