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: