NEDA to Classify Projects Based on Their Gender Responsiveness
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) will classify proposed projects according to their gender responsiveness using a set of guidelines on gender and development (GAD).
These Harmonized GAD guidelines for project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation were developed in 2005 by NEDA, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, and the official development assistance (ODA) GAD Network to ensure that gender concerns are fully integrated in the various stages of the project cycle.
In assessing projects, NEDA staff in charge of project evaluation will now see if women and men are involved when conceptualizing and designing the project, and if sex-aggregated data and gender-related information are collected in the planning and monitoring and evaluation stages.
Evaluators will also track if gender analysis is part of the situation analysis and the project impact assessment and if resources have been committed to address gender issues.
NEDA said that projects will score higher in terms of being gender responsive if they articulate gender equality goals, outcomes, outputs, monitoring targets and indicators, and have activities and interventions that match identified gender issues. …