GWP orients national government officers on gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation

GWP orients national government officers on gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation.

The Philippine Commission on Women-GREAT Women Project (PCW-GWP) conducted a GAD Focal Point Assembly on gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) with 56 representatives from 21 national agencies involved in implementing economic interventions and gathering of statistical data. The Assembly was held at the Hotel Stotsenberg in Clark, Pampanga.

The Assembly is first in a series of capacity development activities aimed at improving M & E systems of national government agencies with women’s economic empowerment (WEE) indicators. Maintaining an M&E system integrated with WEE indicators is expected to contribute in developing and enhancing policies for gender equality.

Agency GAD focal persons, M & E officers, statisticians, information officers and technical working group members. were also oriented on the roles of the GAD Focal Point in their agencies’ gender mainstreaming.

Agencies represented were the Department of Trade and Industry-Office of Special Concerns (DTI-OSC), DTI-Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), DOLE-Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES); DOLE-Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC); Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Women’s Center (TESDA-WC), Department of Agriculture (DA), DA-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Finance (DOF), National Statistics Office (NSO) and National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

To show commitment and support, agencies formulated action plans that would lead to the integration of WEE indicators in their respective M and E System. These action plans will be implemented from April to December 2011. Component 2 of the GREAT Women Project will also work with the Inter-Agency Committee on Gender Statistics (IACGS) on the adoption of the WEE indicators this June.

Resource Persons were Gender and Labor Expert Lucy Lazo, Mr. Vincent Obcena, Planning Officer IV of the Monitoring and Evaluation Division and Lea Astrera, Chief of Technical Services Division of PCW.