About the GREAT Women Project

The Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project is a governance and capacity development project that aims to promote and support a gender-responsive enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment, particularly those in microenterprises.


The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the national machinery for the advancement of women in the Philippines, is the lead executing agency for the Project. The Commission partnered with key national government agencies involved in micro-, small- and medium-scale enterprise (MSME) development and select local government units to support the project. NCRFW partnered with 12 national government agencies, 8 pilot provincial governments and 35 municipal local government units.

This five-year project (2006-2011) is provided with technical and financial support by the Canadian International Development Agency. Seven million Canadian dollars (Cdn$ 7 Million) in development assistance has been earmarked for the project.