2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems
12-13 November 2014 • Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto

Philippine Institute for Development Studies


Gilberto M. Llanto is President of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies. He is Regional Coordinator of the East Asian Development Network, a network of East Asian research institutes under the Global Development Network engaged in policy research and capacity building; Lead Convenor of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network; and Associate Editor of the Philippine Review of Economics. He is Member of the Academic Steering Committee on Financial Inclusion of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF United Kingdom), and Member of the Advisory Council of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines. He was formerly Deputy Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority and President of the Philippine Economic Society. He has a PhD. in Economics from the School of Economics, University of the Philippines. His research interests include public economics,  growth economics, financial inclusion, microfinance, regional integration, and infrastructure regulation. 


Session 2C: Strengthening Markets of High Value Fruits and Vegetables in Mindanao: The Case of Transport and Shipping Service Improvement



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About the Organizer


SEARCA is one of the 21 regional centers of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Founded on 27 November 1966, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education, short-term training, research and development, and knowledge management.

Contact Us

For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Acting Program Head
Research and Development
Department, SEARCA
Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines

Tel: +63 49 536-2287 loc 131