The National Policy and Planning Staff (NPPS) conducted a Policy Analysis Course on September 18 to 19 in Malilipot, Albay and September 22 to 24 in Legazpi City.
The training was attended by 25 personnel from NRO 5 and one each from NROs 4a and 4b. Resource persons from NPPS were ADG Rosemarie Edillon, Mr. Richard Ballester, Mr. Jonathan Bungcayao, Ms. Zemma Kane Ardaniel, Ms. Ivee Libunao, and Mr. Bien Ganapin. DDG Emmanuel Esguerra joined the team on the last day to serve as the main critic during the presentation of the policy analysis outputs.
Topics included basic economic theories, macroeconomics, public finance economics, international economics, welfare economics, and writing memos. The participants worked on exercises on GDP and inflation data, public finance statistics, labor and poverty statistics, and memo writing.
The training course provided a very useful tool for the NRO staff to perform policy analysis pertaining to issues affecting the region and its development.