Gender Responsive Community Based Planning and Budgeting Tool for Local Governance

During the early 1990s, IDRC supported the development and testing of a reliable and cost-efficient tool for monitoring poverty and facilitating local level budgeting: the community-based (poverty) monitoring system (CBMS). Since then, CBMS has been adopted in 14 countries, and in over 5 000 barangays (villages) in 17 provinces of the Philippines alone. This project will expand the CBMS to include a module that systematically integrates a gender dimension in data collection, and another module that facilitates gender responsive and equitable planning and budgeting at the local level. The enhanced CBMS will be tested in two localities in the Philippines: E.B. Maglona and the City of Escalante.

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Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

End Date

Friday, May 1, 2009


18 months

IDRC Officer

Rius, Andrés

Total funding

CA$ 148,700


Far East Asia, Philippines, Central Asia, South Asia


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Dr. Celia M. Reyes


De La Salle University Inc.

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