Gender Statistics are indispensable in planning, decision-making and monitoring of Gender and Development (GAD) programs and projects at the subnational level. They serve as barometer on the improvement of the situation of women vis-a-vis men in the region and shows empowerment of women through increasing involvement in all socio-economic endeavors either as beneficiaries or decision-makers.

 

The generation of gender statistics is also in support of the Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development (PPGD) and the Medium Term Regional Development Plan which hope to address gender issues and concerns at the national and subnational levels.