Malaybalay City Integrated Survey System: A Tool for Gender Responsive Budgeting in Local Governance


Ronolo, Herculano S. 2016. “Malaybalay City Integrated Survey System: A Tool for Gender Responsive Budgeting in Local Governance.” In Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting, edited by Cecilia Ng, 123–39. SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace 22. Springer International Publishing. 

Author: Herculano S. Ronolo


Malaybalay city in the Philippines piloted a data-based system of local governance that is also useful as a tool for gender responsive budgeting. By collecting sex-disaggregated data about household membership, nutrition levels, education, income and other parameters of poverty, the system allows local government to identify gender issues and subsequently justify budgeting for social initiatives such as education, health and gender-sensitive livelihood training. The process of data gathering was also made gender sensitive and empowering by training the barangay health workers, many of them women, in collecting and processing the related information. Such an analysis allows us to ensure that budgets are not merely gender sensitive, but also accountable.

Keywords: MISS, Sex-disaggregated data, gender awareness, Barangay workers

Topics: Education, Gender, Gender Balance, Gender Budgeting, Health, Livelihoods Regions: Asia, Southeast Asia

Year: 2016

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