Guide in Completing The Gad Accomplishment Report
CENTER FOR GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT
Guide In Completing The Gad Accomplishment Report
Column 1: Gender Issue/ GAD Mandate
This column lists the gender issues and/or GAD mandate identified in the previous year's GAD Plan and Budget (GPB). Gender issues and GAD mandates and commitments that were not previously identified in the GPB but were addressed or implemented by the University shall also be reflected.
Priority gender issues are those that have been identified through the University's review of its flagship or regular programs, analysis of sex disaggregated data or relevant information that surface the unequal situation of women and men. These gender issues identified in the previous year's GAD Plan and Budget can be listed in Column 1.
The gender issue could be client-organization-focused. A client-focused gender issue refers to concerns arising from the unequal status of women and men stakeholders of the University including the extent of their disparity over benefits from and contribution to a policy/program and/or project of the University. This arises from not taking into account women's special needs during the formulation of the University's policies, planning and implementation of its program, projects and services, putting women in a disadvantaged position.
On the other hand, an organization-focused gender issue points to the gap/s in the capacity of the organization to integrate a gender dimension in its programs, systems or structure. Example include lack of knowledge and skills of the management and/or employees on GAD, low participation of women or men employees in human resource development undertakings, decision-making structures and processes within the University, sexual harassment and multiple burdens of women employees, among others. A research program, project or study and an infrastructure project can either be client-focused or organization-focused.
Aside from the priority gender issues, the University may directly cite specific provisions from GAD-related laws or plans (e.g. relevant provisions of the R.A. 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women) that it needs to implement.
Results of program and project evaluation in terms benefits to target beneficiaries, review of COA audit findings and results of gender analysis and/or assessment using sex -disaggregated data may provide insights to existing gender issues.
Column 2. Cause of the Gender issue
This column lists the causes or reasons for the identified gender issues in the previous year's GPB. Gender analysis proceeds from identifying the issue (what?) to explaining the issue (why the issue?). It is important to establish the cause(s) of the issue to ensure that the GAD Program or activity will directly address the gender issue leading to its gradual or complete elimination.
Column 3: GAD Result Statement/ GAD Objective
This column reflects the results/ objective that the University intended to achieve in relation to the GAD mandates and / or gender issues it committed to address in the previous year's GPB. It may also be intended outcome of the GAD mandate the University intended to implement (e.g. increased knowledge and skills of the technical staff on GAD planning and budgeting, or improved provision of gender-responsive programs, activities and projects (PAPs) for the clients of the organization).
The gender issues to be addressed (Column 1); the cause of the gender issue (Column 2), the GAD result statement or objective (Column 3) and the GAD activity (Column 5) should be aligned.
For uniformity, the GAD objectives should be stated as an infinitive phrase, e.g. To enhance employment and livelihood skills of women, particularly in high-value-adding industries and agricultural activities; To increase women's awareness of their economic rights and opportunities, etc.
Column 4: Relevant University MFOs / PAPs
This column reflects the major final output (MFO) of the University that can be integrated with gender perspective to respond to the gender issues and/or to implement the specific GAD mandate/s identified in Column 1. This ensures that gender perspective is mainstreamed and sustained in the University's mandate and regular programs.
MFOs include Training and Education/Instruction, Personnel Services, Extension Services, Research, Library Services, Student Welfare/Services. General Administration and Support Services, Infrastructure Support to Education, etc.
Column 5: GAD Activities
This column enumerates the activities or interventions that were undertaken by the University in response to the identified gender issues and GAD mandates. GAD activities that are not included in the endorsed GPB but were implemented by the University may also be reflected.
Client-focused GAD activities are activities that seek to address the gender issue of the University's clients or contribute in responding to the gender issues in the education sector and other sectors in which the University is involved. The University's clients will include its students or those individuals or groups served by its extension service program.
Organization-focused activities may seek to: a) create the organizational environment for implementing gender responsive policies, programs and projects; b) address the gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes of key personnel on gender mainstreaming; and c) address the gender issues of employees in the workplace, subject to the mandate of the organization.
Column 6: Performance Indicators and Targets
This column indicates the targets identified in the previous GPB which the University committed to achieve within a specific period.
The Output Performance Indicators are quantitative or qualitative means to measure achievement of the results of the proposed activity and how they contribute to the realization of the GAD objective.
Quantitative Indicators are measures or evidence that can be counted such as, but not limited to, number, frequency, percentile, and ratio. The number of participants in a seminar should NOT be the only output performance indicator.
Qualitative indicators are measures of an individual or group's judgment and/or perception of congruence of established standards, the presence or absence of specific conditions, the quality of something, or the opinion about something (e.g. the client's opinion of the timeliness of service).
Columns 1- 6 may just be copied from the previous year's GPB.
Column 7: Actual Results
This column reflects all the results/ outputs of the GAD activities that were compiled or implemented. It shall provide description of the change that has occurred as a result of implementing a particular GAD activity. The results must be stated in quantitative and qualitative terms. It is important to include sex-disaggregated data and gender-related information.
Column 8: Total College/University Approved Budget
This column reflects the approved total college/unit/office or university budget.
Column 9: Actual Cost or Expenditure
This column shows the actual cost or expenditure in implementing the identified activities of the previous GPB. To avoid double counting and attribution, the college/unit/office shall provide breakdown of the expenditure if necessary.
Column 10: Variance/ Remarks
This column shall indicate any deviation from the identified results, activities, and the reasons for the deviation. The factors that have facilitated the implementation of the GAD activity shall also be included.
Other Essential Information
Reports of each activity conducted should be attached to the GAD Accomplishment Report to be submitted to the Center for Gender and Development. Reports are narrative, supplemented by photographs of the activity and the clients' evaluation of the activity.
Just like the GAD Plan and Budget Report, the GAD Accomplishment Report (GAR) is submitted initially for CHED review via the online system called Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS). The University's GAR may be returned by CHED for improvement and resubmitted to CHED which if it finds the GPB acceptable forwards it to the Philippine Commission on Women again through the GMMS.
The GAD Accomplishment Report for the year should accompany the GAD Plan and Budget for the coming year. Both Reports are consolidated by the Center for Gender and Development for the review and approval of the University GAD Focal Point System. The GAD Plan and Budget will not be processed unless it is accompanied by the previous year's GAD Accomplishment Report.
MA. ELAINE I SALAZAR
April 16, 2019