Gender equality monitoring report
Publisher: Philippines-Canada Cooperation Office
Publication Date: Jan 2010
This Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Philippines Program monitoring report highlights the gender-specific improvements, issues and challenges of its projects between July 2009 and June 2010. The following active projects are included: Electronic Governance for Efficiency and Effectiveness Project (E3), Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women Project (GREAT Women), Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED), Peace Links, Promoting Rural Industries and Market Enhancement Program (PRIME), the International Finance Corporation-Private Enterprise Partnership for the Philippines (IFC-PEP), and the Decentralization and Local Government Trust Fund (DIALOG Fund). All but two of these registered higher Gender and Development (GAD) scores. It was found that, during the period monitored, the CIDA Philippines Program was particularly effective overall in contributing to women’s economic empowerment. It also demonstrated significant contributions in the areas of corporate gender equality; enhancing women’s access to basic services, credit, information, and technology; enabling women to have a clearer idea of their rights and how to claim them; preparing local governments and national government agencies to better respond to demands or claims for information, policy reform, programmes and facilities; and promoting greater gender parity in projects’ leadership, forums, consultations and trainings. Additionally, a number of issues and challenges related to gender equality in the Philippines Program were identified, such as insufficient utilisation of gender studies and analyses results and substantiation of reported gender equality results.