The case previews how various forms of capacity development under the GREAT Women Project have enabled its national government agency partners, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, to accomplish their sub-projects under the GREAT Women Project.

This case study looks into the initial GREAT Women Project implementation in Leyte province and the role it played in enhancing the gender-responsiveness of the LGU.

This case study documents the experience of the town of Infanta in enhancing gender-responsive local governance, as well as in promoting women’s economic empowerment.

This case study documents the was the experience of the women entrepreneurs in Cagbunga engaged in crabmeat pre-processing and the role of the Great Women Project (GWP) in creating a supportive political and social environment that helped empower the women entrepreneurs.

This case study highlights the experience that the key players in Bula, Metro Naga went through in creating the local enabling environment for WEE in partnership with the GWP. It covers project events from inception in 2006, its formal launching in March 2007, until September of 2009.

This case study looks into the entrepreneurial eff orts that had been initiated among women micro-entrepreneurs in Buenavista. It also highlights the role played by the LGU leadership and the GWP to support these efforts and how these helped the process of empowering women in the long term.

The city of Baybay was chosen as one of the pilot areas for the GREAT Women Project (GWP) mainly because of a convergence of partners for enterprise development, and the pressing women’s issues in the city. The City of Baybay has already developed plans and programs on gender, with both a GAD Code and a GAD Plan in place, even before GREAT Women Project implementation. In fact, Baybay City already appointed a GAD Focal Person who could start implementation of gender mainstreaming activities, women empowerment and women microentrepreneurs.

This case study documents the implementation of the Great Women Project in Barugo, Leyte and the emergence of a tripartite partnership among the LGU, the GWP and the Rungggiyan Social Development Foundation, Inc., a non-government organization promoting women’s welfare and development.

The case study documents changes among women in Balilihan, Buenavista and Jagna municipalities of Bohol through GREAT Women Project, a capacity development and governance project. The case study focuses on how the local enabling environment is gradually enabling the Balilihan Association of Women for Development (BAWOD) and the women involved in the local women-led handicraft-making enterrpise, known as tuhog-tuhog, to branch out into new enterprises and opportunities for women.

The kit on Gender Responsive Environment and Natural Resources Enterprises (GREEn) in the Philippines shows how to go about establishing various environmental enterprises, based on real-life models, as guide to new investors. It features 63 ongoing micro- and small enerprises (MSEs) of women and men entrepreneaurs.