To recapitulate, by virtue of USEP Board of Regents Resolution No. 2159, Series of 1994, the MCPS is mandated to conduct policy studies at both the macro and the micro levels in the areas of education, manpower and employment; industry, agriculture, fisheries and forestry; environment and sustainable development; science and technology; organization and institutional development; cultural communities; and rural, urban, and regional development. The MCPS is also mandated to provide technical or advisory assistance to government and non-government organizations, upon request. Finally, the MCPS shall conduct seminars or related training programs in the area of development planning and policy analysis.