The Human Development Network and the National Statistical Coordination Board met on September 15 to revive the collaboration on estimating the Human Development Index (HDI). This is to realize the institutions’ shared goal of mainstreaming the HDI by coming up with only one HDI estimate every three years and institutionalizing the HDI methodology for the succeeding PHDRs. An HDI Task Force was formed during the meeting to evaluate and recommend an interim HDI methodology for the 2012 Philippine Human Development Report (PHDR). The HDI Task Force held a workshop on October 10, 2011 and after a subsequent referendum, the Task Force came up with its recommended HDI methodology.
On November 4, the NSCB and HDN met again and finally agreed on the the HDI methodology for the 2012 PHDR.