Institutionalizing Evidence at the Department of Education, Philippines
The Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) created the Policy Research and Development Division (PRD) in January 2015 to promote evidence-based decision-making and develop evaluation standards. DepEd has requested support from IPA and J-PAL to build the capacity of PRD to institutionalize monitoring and evaluation within DepEd and to develop a large-scale evaluation of the senior high school curriculum under the K-12 Basic Education Program. This evaluation has the potential to inform the Philippine national education policy, reaching over 2 million students each year. This partnership, which builds on earlier travel support from GPI, will help build the foundations for a strong impact evaluation unit within PRD to continuously improve education policies and programs.