The 2008/2009 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR): Institutions, Politics and Human Development is a recipient of the Outstanding Book Award for 2011 by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The award was accepted by Dr.  Toby C. Monsod, a lead author of the Report, and Dr. Cynthia Banzon-Bautista, co-editor (second from left), during the 33rd NAST Annual Scientific Meeting on July 14, 2011 at the Manila Hotel. Bestowing the award are Dr. Emil Javier and Dr. Merceditas Concepcion, President and Vice President of NAST, respectively.

The prestigious NAST awards, given annually, recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of Filipino scientists and institutions in science and technology.