PPPN 2020 Call for Papers

Call for Presenters, Panels, and Poster Exhibits 


2020 International Conference


Public Policy in the Philippines and Beyond:

New Challenges, Emerging Directions, and Roadmaps


8-9 October 2020


Quezon City, Philippines

About the Conference

The 2020 International Conference of the Philippine Public Policy Network (PPPN) comes after the inaugural conference successfully organized by the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (UPNCPAG). The 2020 Conference is being co-organized and hosted by the Department of Political Science at UP Diliman and PPPN.

As the country enters another decade, it is critical to re-examine and reflect on the challenges and accomplishments that the Philippines has faced in the last decade and to also map out prospective issues and ways forward in the study and practice of public policy. What public policy issues and challenges lay ahead for the Philippines and for the region? What are the persistent and emerging trends in the study of public policy? What policy trajectories can the country anticipate in the coming years?

PPPN invites individual and panel presentation proposals as well as panel exhibit proposals that seek to explore, interrogate, and disseminate knowledge about the multidisciplinary field of public policy studies. It will also look at the lessons that can be learned by the Philippines from how the rest of Asia has managed to overcome the challenges facing the region and the rest of the world in the areas of managing the economy, strengthening public institutions, and fostering greater cooperation between government, the private sector, and civil society.

The 2020 PPPN Conference intends showcase different public policy perspectives approaches for the benefit of all types of stakeholders – scholars, students, and practitioners alike.

Possible Themes and Topics

This is an open call for individual presentations as well as panel proposals. The topics can cover (but are not limited to) the following themes and topics:

    • Public Policy Process

    • Economic Policy Planning

    • Comparative Local Policy

    • Environment and Public Policy

    • Health and Public Policy

    • Vulnerability, Disasters, and Public Policy

    • Gender and Public Policy

    • Culture and Public Policy

    • Comparative Public Policy

    • Data, Policy Science, and Public Policy

    • Conducting Policy Research and Analysis

    • Trends in Public Policy Innovations, Reforms, and Best Practices

    • Decision-Making Innovations

    • Policy Entrepreneurship

    • Policy Capacity and Resilience

    • Politics, Regulations, and Public Policy

    • Local Governance and Network Collaboration

    • Public Policy and Executive Leadership

    • Emerging Public Policy Issues

    • Teaching Public Policy

Submitting a Proposal

Individual presentation proposals should contain a title (not over 20 words), an abstract (maximum of 300 words), a problem statement, and arguments to be presented. Proposals should also be accompanied by five keywords that best describe the presentation.

Panel proposals should be accompanied by a brief panel description (maximum of 300 words) as well as the names of presenters to be included in the panel. Panel proponents are responsible for getting in touch with and organizing their individual panel members.

Poster exhibit proposals should contain information about the author/s, title of the poster, an abstract of the study (no more than 300 words) with a problem statement, methodology, and major findings. Accepted posters will be exhibited during the conference.

All proposals should be accompanied by pertinent details such as the name/s of the proponent, title/position, and institutional affiliation as well as important contact information (email address and mobile phone number).

Those intending to submit individual, panel, and poster presentation proposals should fill up the form available at https://forms.gle/X7j8XeJ3dQQCP1AN8.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts and proposals – 29 May 2020

Notification of acceptance – 30 June 2020

Early-bird registration period – 1 July – 31 August 2020

Registration Fees

Regular Registration Fee – PhP 4,000

Early-Bird Rate – PhP 3,000

Student Rate – PhP 1,500

For inquiries email us at pppnsecretariat2020@gmail.com


About PPPN

The Philippine Public Policy Network (PPPN) is a loose but inclusive organization of academics and students from a variety of disciplines as well as practitioners and other professionals interested in promoting the development of the public policy discipline, policy studies, and practice in the Philippines and the region. PPPN stands for the advancement of information-informed, intelligent, and systematic public policy.

PPPN strives to provide a platform for multidisciplinary understanding, dialogue, exchange, and collaborations between and among academics, civil society, the private sector, and government on the policy process, its context, and the impact of public policies. PPPN also aims to generate an evidence-informed discourse around policy-relevant issues in order to improve the standards of policymaking and policy research in the country. PPPN envisions the flourishing of active and intelligent citizen engagements in the crafting and implementation public policy in the country.


Encourage appreciation for systematic, evidence-informed, and multidisciplinary public policy research

Promote awareness and discussion of important public policy issues and debates

Facilitate scholarly exchanges between and among academics, students, and practitioners of public policy and policy studies at the local, national, and intergovernmental levels

Foster participatory governance in both the public sector and civil society

Encourage professional and social networking between scholars from various disciplines and backgrounds working on the fields of public policy, policy studies and policy sciences;

Promote greater professionalism in the teaching and practice of public policy research

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