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Project leader(s)

The Philippines Project is a policy-engaged initiative to stimulate research collaboration between academics and policymakers on the Philippines. Based at the College of Asia and the Pacific of The Australian National University (ANU), the Project aims to support studies that provide salient policy input to economic, political and governance challenges in the Philippines. The Project also endeavours to provide a venue among scholars and practitioners for mutual learning and to share experiences.


The Philippines Project aims to:

  • build strong bilateral linkages between Australian and Filipino researchers and officials;
  • foster policy dialogue between the Philippines and Australia; and
  • support innovative research on inclusive economic growth, trade, politics, and governance in the Philippines.



The Philippines Project is governed by an advisory board and a sub-committee, and is supported by project collaborators. The advisory board is responsible for determining the strategic and broad policy direction of the Philippines Project. The sub-committee formulates guidelines and procedures for the research grant and fellowship programs.

Gender Equity

The Philippines Project is committed to ensuring that participation to all its activities is open to women and men and that the activities it funds are attentive to gender equity.

The Project is governed by the University’s equal opportunity policy.


The Philippines Project is located at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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Contact information

For further information please contact:

Rory MacNeil Project coordinator
Philippines Project

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A step closer to authoritarianism in the Philippines?

25 January 2018

Imelda Deinla, Director of the ANU Philippines Project, speaks to Sky News about President Duterte’s crackdown on critical media outlets in the Philippines.

Applications now open for Philippines Project Visiting Fellowships and Collaborative Research Grants

02 November 2017

The ANU Philippines Project is now accepting applications for its Visiting Fellowsh

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Regulation and governance in the Philippines

20 October 2017

The Philippines has undergone rapid policy change from the 1990s until today.

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Rebuilding education and peace in Mindanao

20 September 2017

The education sector in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) exists within a complex and multi-layered social, political, economic and conflict environment.

What is Australia’s Stake in Philippine Chaos?

25 August 2017

It is in Australia’s interest for the Philippines to have an effective and accountable security sector and a stable well-functioning government that upholds the rule of law.



The Philippine update conference brings together leading experts to present and discuss a range of topics in relation to the Philippines. The Update includes presentations on current political and economic developments in the Philippines as well as in-depth analyses of various topics grouped around a central conference theme.

The Philippine forum series provides a scholarly platform to disseminate and discuss research and current developments on economics, governance and politics in the Philippines.

The Philippines Project runs a visiting fellowship program offering approximately five to six researchers and/or policymakers a four to six week fellowship to pursue projects focused on inclusive economic growth, trade, politics and governance in the Philippines.

The Philippines Project provides small research grants for approximately three to four research projects each year to foster collaborative research between Australian and Philippine scholars. The Project supports innovative research focused on inclusive economic growth, trade and governance in the Philippines.

The Philippines Project is committed to providing publication support to relevant research on economic, governance and political developments in the Philippines.

The Philippines Project supports student research and engagement with the Philippines. The Project offers prizes for best paper and poster presentations during the Philippine update conference, provides the opportunity for students to showcase their research through scholarly platforms such as the Philippine forum series, and encourages publication or research outputs.

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Trade, investment & intellectual property

This cluster looks at the impacts of the trade, investment and intellectual property regimes on the regulatory sovereignty and capacity of states and the consequences that flow from those impacts.


Law, justice & human rights

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Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet