PCW Memorandum Circular no. 2018-04
Subject: Revised Guidelines for the Preparation of the Gender and Development (GAD) Agenda
1. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
In accordance with the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) and the Philippines’ commitment to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE), the Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual GAD Plans and Budgets (GPBs) and GAD Accomplishment Reports (ARs) was issued by the Philippine Commission on Women, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). The guidelines provide the procedures for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GAD plans and budgets of agencies and identify the setting of the GAD agenda as one of the steps in formulating the GAD plan. The GAD agenda shall be the basis for the annual formulation of programs, activities and projects (PAPs) to be included in the GPBs of agencies. It will provide agencies with direction in setting and monitoring their GAD initiatives towards the achievement of their GEWE goals. The development of the GAD Agenda shall be guided by the desired GEWE outcomes and goals embodied in the MCW and other women or gender-related laws relevant to the agency’s mandates; the Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development (PPGD) 1995-2025 and term plans on GEWE; and various international GAD-related commitments such as the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (UN CEDAW), the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It shall also be anchored on the priorities and thrusts of the government as expressed in the Philippine Development Plan and various sectoral plans. (See Annex A)
2. PURPOSE This Memorandum Circular provides the guidelines and procedures in the formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the multi-year GAD Agenda as basis for the annual GAD Plans and Budgets of agencies.