The Universities and Research Councils Network on Innovation for Inclusive Development in Southeast Asia Inc. (UNIID-SEA) is a network organization based in the Philippines that facilitates knowledge development, capacity building, and program management towards “Innovation for Inclusive Development” (IID). In 2011, the network organization was born out of a CAD1.2M (PhP47M) grant project supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC-CRDI) under the iBoP Asia Program Ateneo School of Government. 
After the project formally closed in 2015, UNIID-SEA transitioned into becoming a non-stock, non-profit organization, and was officially registered under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines by January 2016. Since then, the UNIID-SEA Secretariat has developed and implemented a number of research and consultancy engagements supported by international and local institutons.
UNIID-SEA is currently affiliated with and based in the Development Studies Program of the Ateneo de Manila University (http://www.admu.edu.ph/ls/soss/development-studies). The network also manages the
Inclusive Innovation Hub (www.inclusiveinnovationhub.com)which is a repository of project outputs, tools, and publications produced by UNIID-SEA’s Network Fellows and partner institutions.

 Project Engagements 

 UNIID-SEA Project is formally launched 

Developed and managed IID research and capacity building programs (24 projects supported across ASEAN)

Developed and piloted the IID Challenge Program” with the National Research Councils of the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam

Developed and piloted the “IID Fellows Program” in partnership with the ASEAN University Network (AUN)

Developed and piloted the “Project Design Course for Inclusive Local Development” (PDC-ILD) for LGU administrators, development officers, and targeted local development partners. Course was piloted in five (5) Haiyan-affected municipalities/cities in Northern Cebu, and six (6) cities in Metro Manila.


Project duration: December 2011 - February 2015

In partnership with

 Philippines and Indonesia Case Studies of Micro, Small and Medium   Enterprise (MSME) Resilience to Disaster and Climate Change Impacts 

  • Produced 30 MSME profiles and case studies from four study sites: Legazpi City, Albay, Bicol and Guian, Eastern Samar in the Philippines; and Yogyakarta, Central Java and Agam, West Sumatra in Indonesia.

  • Project duration: January - June 2016

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In partnership with

 Performance Indicators for Independent Electoral Commissions of   the Philippines (COMELEC) and Thailand (ECT) 

Co-managed with the Development Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University co-developed and published a book on macro-level, meso-level, and automated election system performance indicators for more inclusive, honest, orderly, and peaceful elections (IHOPE).

Project duration: January - November 2016; January - July 2018

In partnership with 
King Pradjahipok’s Institute of Thailand
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 National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Network and a PPP   Framework for Disaster Management 

  • Developed a DRRM surge network and public-private partnership framework for DReAMB to expand volunteer mobilization and partnerships for local and national disaster management.

  • Project duration: October 2016 - February 2017

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In partnership with
Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines- Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DSWD-DReAMB)

 National Resettlement Policy Framework for the   Government of  the Philippines 

Developed the resettlement governance principle and evidence-based NRPF approved by the HUDCC governing council in 2018.


Project duration: September 2018 - December 2018

In partnership with

Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council of the Philippines (HUDCC)

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 Multisector Evaluation of the Alternative Housing Program   and People’s Plan Fund (AHPPP) 

  • Co-managed with the Development Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University

  • Designed, facilitated, and drafted the end-of-program evaluation of the AHPPP from the experience of 30 resettlement communities in the National Capital Region, Region III, and Region IV-A.

  • Project duration: April 2018 - May 2019

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In partnership with

Department of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines-Resettlement Governance Project Management Office (RGPMO)


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