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The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is a development institution and a government-owned and controlled corporation established in 1973. The DAP is mandated to promote, carry on and conduct scientific, inter-disciplinary and policy-oriented research education, training, consultancy, and publication in the broad fields of economics, public administration, and the political and social sciences, generally, involving the study, determination, interpretation, and publication of economic, political, and social facts and principles bearing upon development problems of local, national, or international significance.

The Productivity and Development Center (PDC) is the technical excellence and resource center of the DAP on Quality and Productivity improvement approaches and strategies to help organizations achieve performance excellence and strengthen competitiveness to promote productivity-driven economic growth. The Center provides services on value chain productivity, total quality management, productivity measurement and analysis, and sectoral productivity enhancement. It is composed of the following divisions:

Productivity and Quality Training Office (PQTO) 

The PQTO handles the provision of public offerings and specialized courses on productivity and quality for both public and private sectors. The purpose is to build capabilities in critical skills, thinking skills, positive mindset and right attitude on productivity and quality.

Advocacy and Institutional Development Office (AIDO) 

The AIDO undertakes broad based advocacy, institutional linkage development and institutionalization of productivity and quality (P&Q) systems and programs such as the institutionalization of quality management systems (QMS) in the public sector, strengthening of the P&Q associations, promotion of P&Q approaches and publication of P&Q information, etc.

Productivity Development Research Office (PDRO) 

The PDRO undertakes broad based studies to address productivity gaps throughout the Agro-Industry value chain. This will include the studies on policies, regulations, and issues to generate information for policy decision making and may include provision of necessary interventions to effect the implementation of study findings.

Technology Management Office (TMO)

The TMO undertakes the development, adaptation and provision of technical and management consultancy services on P&Q solutions to effect actual productivity and quality improvements among SMEs and public sector clients.

Last updated on 05/31/2018