A2D Project-Research Group for Alternatives to Development, Inc.


  • Philippines
  • Disaster Preparedness & Response

Contact details

Mission statement

Our mission is to improve lives through the promotion of evidence-informed development practice. There is more that you can do to make development work for people.

<p>The history of A2D Project started with a conversation: a group of like-minded individuals coming together to discuss aspirations and perspectives of change in Philippine society. As researchers and University-affiliated scholars based in Southern Philippines, the organization’s founding members envisioned a critical engagement with development actors and institutions—an engagement informed by evidence and grounded on principles of human rights and social justice.</p><p>In May 2010, A2D Project was formally incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization under the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. Since then, it has grown from a small group of researchers who sought to make a difference in the Philippine’s marginalized southern regions to an established organization recognized for its contributions in cultivating a culture of evidence-informed development practice especially in the field of disaster risk reduction, climate change action, and humanitarian response.</p>