The Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (DRDF) supports the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) in the conduct of :

  1. Scientific research;
  2. Capacity development in demography and population studies;
  3. Publication of scholarly research; and
  4. Dissemination of population-related information for policy formulation, program implementation, and for the general public.

It operates within the core tenet of achieving excellence in contributing to human development in support of the nation’s goals and aspirations.


DRDF is the leading center for scientifically sound, rigorous and cutting-edge research and capacity development in demography and population studies in the Asia-Pacific region.