National Partners for the GREAT Women Project

At the national level, NCRFW forged partnership with select national government agencies. These agencies are clustered into policy and advocacy partners, training and resource partners and social protection and microfinance partners.

Lead Implementing Partners


Agency Subproject with GWP Involvement
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
and attached agencies
Bureau of Small-Scale Medium Enterprises and Development (BSMED) WomenSPEAK (Support for Policy Enhancements through Advocacy and Knowledge management)
Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC) Hardin ng Kalikasan, a DTI-supported project in Quezon assisting a cooperative into high-quality paper product development
Office for Special Concerns (OSC)  
Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) Enhancing competitiveness of women entrepreneurs through strategic business education

Advocacy and Networking Cluster


Agency Subproject with GWP Involvement
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) --
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) --
National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) --
National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) --


Training and Resource Partners


Agency Subproject with GWP Involvement
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Occupational Health and Safety Center (OHSC) Occupational safety and health for women workers in small enterprises and the informal economy
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Gender-responsive impact assessment of DOST technology transfer and diffusion services relevant to women enterprises
University of the Philippines - Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI) Conduct of trainings for entrepreneurship development and Training of trainers for development catalysts
Technical Education and Skills Development Agency (TESDA) TESDA Women Center that gives free quality training to women
Technology Resource Center (TRC) Conduct of trainings on technologies relevant to women entrepreneurs


Social Protection and Microfinance Cluster


Agency Subproject with GWP Involvement
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) --
People's Credit and Finance Corporation (PCFC) Entrepreneurship program