The PUP Center for Public Administration and Governance (CPAG) aims to succeed in its crucial role of being at the forefront of research, extension and development initiatives that seek to unite efforts to mitigate poverty which is glaringly manifested in different states of extreme human deprivation.

The PUP CPAG is committed to contribute in alleviating poverty through its advocacy of promoting good governance.  It intends to be directly involved in the continuing dialogue for better delivery of government services that will benefit the underprivileged.  Its institutional competencies will be utilized to contribute in the area of good public management and effect societal transformation.


The PUP CPAG will vigorously engage in capacity-building for its faculty and students to significantly undertake continuing research, develop instruction, conduct community extension services towards attaining the following advocacies - helping government in advancing human development through pro-poor policies and programs; empower and enable key sectors of civil society and the marginalized through meaningful involvement and constructive engagement with government; and assist in introducing key institutional reforms demanding more accountability, accessibility, transparency and responsiveness in the delivery of basic services of the bureaucracy.


  1. Play a major role in the localization and mainstreaming of the Millennium Development Goals particularly the following:  Goal 1 – Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2025 (where by 2015 it should be halved in terms of incidence); and Goal 8 – Develop a global partnership for development with good governance as its primary target in order to attain this goal (particularly in the following areas of intervention - Political, Electoral, Legislative and Government Reforms).
  2.  Embed a culture of research in PUP as part of the Eight-Point Agenda of President Emanuel C. De Guzman.
  3. Re-tool the technical-administrative-political capacities of policymakers and public managers through relevant trainings and similar academic discourses;
  4.  Reinforce the performance of academic scholars in shaping government actions on urgent policy issues and undertaking of public sector reforms;
  5.  Enrich the instruction of public administration geared towards dynamic political participation in both national and local settings.


  1. Formulates plans and programs towards the development of researches and studies on public administration, governance and related issues;
  2. Undertakes researches, organizes lectures, symposia, conferences and the like promoting effective and efficient public administration and governance;
  3. Establishes linkages and networking activities with groups and agencies having similar objectives;
  4. Publishes papers and documents on field experience and theoretical studies on public administration and governance;
  5. Provides consultancy and advisory services on public administration and governance research, and development studies;
  6. Establishes Professorial Chairs, Fellowship Grants, Scholarships and Student/Faculty Exchange Programs for the study of public administration and governance; and
  7. Promotes integration of courses on good public administration and governance in the curriculum for a Bachelor’s degree as a minor field of study.
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