Components of the GREAT Women Project

The GREAT Women Project has three components:

The first component is the capacity development of NCRFW on women's economic empowerment.

For years, NCRFW advocated for women's human rights and developed capacities of the Government to mainstream gender and development concerns. It has made significant contributions in the areas of governance and human rights.

Through the Project, the Commission would be capacitated on economic empowerment to enable it to provide specific technical support as well as monitor and evaluate the integration of women's economic empowerment concerns into the policies, plans, programs and services of key national agencies involved in micro-, small- and medium-scale enterprises and select local government units. It would also be able to forge links and partnerships with the private sector, business support organizations, non-government organizations to support women in microenterprises.

The second component is aimed at enhancing the national enabling environment for women's economic empowerment.

This component builds the capacities of key national government agencies to integrate women's economic empowerment concerns in their current initiatives supporting microenterprises development (such as training, technology, occupational safety and health, social protection, among others) and local
economic development (LED). It envisioned that their learnings and experiences at the local partner sites will enable them to enhance their current policies, process and systems, plans, programs and services to become more responsive to women in microenterprises.

The third component is aimed at enhancing the local enabling environment for women's economic empowerment.

This component builds the capacities of select local government agencies to integrate women's economic empowerment concerns in their local economic and enterprise development agenda and initiatives. It likewise enhances LGU capacities to forge partnerships with support networks such as the private sector, business support organizations, non-government organizations to support women's economic empowerment. In this manner, LGUs are able to develop policies, plans, programs and services that would enable more women in microenterprises to have access to and control over high- value productive resources such training, credit, technology, markets, among others to become small- and medium-scale enterprises, participate in community development, and provide their women workers social protection benefits.

To reinforce gender-responsive implementation of programs, projects and services for women in microenterprises at the local level, the component will capacitate, promote and support local government partner-led activities toward WEE, specifically the:

  • Establishment of baselines of women microentrepreneurs and workers in microenterprises
  • Set-up or enhancement of service delivery mechanisms
  • Enhanced programs and services necessary for scaling up enterprises and/or improving productivity
  • Conduct of community orientation/information sessions encouraging women to avail of WEE programs and services
  • Information dissemination on enhanced programs and services for women's economic empowerment
  • Development of knowledge products
  • Integration of gender mainstreaming and WEE-related M&E framework, indicators and tools
  • Replication of WEE models through conduct of study-visits
  • Award-giving and incentive provision to LGUs with good WEE practices
  • Institutionalization of environmental impact assessment.