Discipline: Social Science
It is difficult to generalize about trends in social science research and teaching in the Third World and more difficult, still, to relate such trends to Philippine conditions. This paper, therefore, would have to be a most impressionistic one-based on impressions gleaned in the past 13 years while I was working with the International Development Research Centre, the United Nations, and other international agencies. This more than a decade of work took me to practically all countries in Asia, La tin America, Africa, and the Middle East. It included two years of work in East Africa as director of the Social Sciences Development Project under the auspices of the IDRC.