Programs and Services
Externally Funded Projects
and Consultancy Services
In line with its goals of generating new knowledge and of expanding the corps of social science workers in various institutions, PSSC encourages the affiliation of externally funded projects of its member associations or academics or scholars with a reputable record of scholarship and professional training. In these undertakings, the Council may either be the proponent or serve as the cooperating entity.
As part of continually grounding the Council’s secretariat on social science research and other professional development activities, the Council allows the members of the Secretariat, from any member of the Staff to the Executive Director, to be involved in or even lead externally funded projects. In such engagements, the Executive Director ensures that the primary work responsibilities of the involved Secretariat members will be continually fulfilled prior to their specific responsibilities to the externally funded project.
List of recently conducted projects are as follows:
Strengthening the Research Capacity and Resources of the Philippine Postal Corporation
PSSC was commissioned by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) to build the research capacity and resources of PHLPost personnel. It carried out a needs assessment to take stock of PHLPost’s internal resources and capacities to conduct and manage research. On the basis of this assessment, PSSC designed and conducted two training workshops on policy research, the first on 16-20 September 2019 and the second, on 12-13 November 2019. The workshops were meant to equip PHLPost staff with skills in policy analysis and stakeholder consultations, familiarize the staff with the requirements and process for passing/amending laws, and get the staff to review provisions of the PHLPost charter that need to be amended.
Outstanding Filipinos Field Validation Project Metrobank Foundation Inc.
Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Sensitivity in Philippine Media Project
Mainstreaming Nurturing Organizational Research Capacity for Effective Program Delivery Office of the Ombudsman
Funded by the UN Development Programme, the project involved a series of activities aimed at improving the competency of the staff of the Office of the Ombudsman to initiate, undertake and manage research projects. These activities included the following: (1) annotation of studies on public sector corruption and mismanagement; (2) organizational research capacity and training needs assessment; (3) validation/consultation workshop with stakeholders; (4) colloquium on democratic governance and anti-corruption; and (5) training on social science research. The project was completed in 2015-2016.
Pathways to Gender Equality in HROD Programs Philippine Bureaucracy Project
In 2014, PSSC received funding from the DFAT-funded Philippine-Australia Human Resource and Organizational Development Facility (PAHRODF) for the conduct of research entitled “Pathways to Gender Equality in HROD Programs of Philippine Bureaucracy.” The study aimed to examine how well the Civil Service Commission and Department of Social Welfare and Development had integrated gender in their human resource and organizational development programs and interventions. The project was completed in March 2015.
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