Strategia Development Research Institute, Inc. (SDRI) is a Philippine nonprofit organization focused on providing policy research, capacity building, and technical assistance in various social and economic development areas. The organization was founded in 2017 by a group of development professionals and academics from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
SDRI adheres to (1) equality, (2) recognition, (3) representation, and (4) inclusion. It envisions a society where all stakeholders are empowered with a voice and the capacity to participate towards inclusive development.
To assist organizations and communities towards informed and evidence-based policy-making and programming through research;
To support capacity development in organizations and communities through custom-made and needs-based training; and
To provide assistance in technical writing and knowledge production.
Our consultants have provided technical assistance and research services under the following areas: education, social and emotional learning, environmental management, sustainable development, disaster management, gender and development, inclusive business models, and other development management topics.
Johanna Marie Astrid Acielo-Sister
Director for Program Development
Areas of Interest: Demography, Gender and Development, Education, Migration
Cherry E. Frondozo
Director for Research and Publications
Areas of Interest: Education, Psychology, Mental Health, Statistics, Higher Education
Angelina G. Golamco
Director for Partnership Building
Areas of Interest: Policy Research, Social Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Care and Education, Women Studies, Gender Equality
Roselle H. De Roxas
Director for Technology and Information Management
Areas of Interest: Data Science for Social Good, Information and Communications, Technology for Development, Right-to-Information and Open Data, Information Management, Management Information Systems, System Development, Economic Empowerment, Gender Equality
Justin III Edward G. Modesto
Areas of Interest: Education, Teacher Professional Development, Youth in Workforce Development, Inclusion (Disability, LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Environmental Conservation and Protected Area Management, Grants Management
Donn David P. Ramos
Director for Project Proposal Development
Areas of Interest: Monitoring and Evaluation, Sustainable Cities and Built Environment, Education, Society and Technology
Joanna Paula Titic
Areas of Interest: Education, Children, Youth, Health, Community Engagement, Human Rights
Maria Angela G. Zafra
Areas of Interest: Inclusive Business Models, Economic Empowerment, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Gender Equality, Environmental Management and Green Industries, Tourism, Public Policy
Depending on the needs of the project, SDRI also engages consultants from a pool of technical experts and support staff. Over the past years, SDRI has worked with technical consultants with background and experience in disaster risk reduction and management, gender and development, local governance, social and emotional learning, sustainable procurement and finance, and statistics and data science, among others.
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