Governance is “the exercise of economic, political and administrative authority to manage a country's affairs at all levels. It comprises the mechanisms, processes and institutions, through which citizens and groups articulate their interests, exercise their legal rights, meet their obligations and mediate their differences (UNDP 1997). In order to say that governance is good, UNDP further states that the it should be “participatory, transparent, accountable, effective, equitable, promotes the rule of law, addresses priorities and makes decisions based on broad consensus, including especially the concerns of the poorest and the most vulnerable in society; and formulates a strategic vision to achieve sustainable human development.”
The Philippine Framework Plan for Women describes good governance that is gender-responsive as one that enhances the abilities of women and men to contribute to and benefit from development.
GAD Guiding Documents
- Harmonized Gender & Development Guidelines (HGDG)
- Enhanced GMEF Handbook
- PCW-NEDA-DBM. Joint Circular No. 2012-01
- Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE) Plan 2013−2016
- Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2019-2025
- Philipine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development 1995-2025
NWRB Approved Gender and Development Plan and Budget 2021
Just in time for the Women's Month celebration, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has endorsed and approved the NWRB Annual Gender and Development Plan and Budget for fiscal year 2021 on March 18. This is a milestone for NWRB considering the rigorous preparation and approval process of such a plan.
The NWRB GAD Focal System led by Engr. Susan P. Abano has come up with several exciting activities that will cater the requirements of NWRB clients and employees in terms of gender and development.
Approved GAD-APB 2021 (Download here)