This publication provides the instructions on the formulation of GAD plans and budgets according to the provisions of the MCW, the PCW, in partnership with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued the PCW-NEDADBM Joint Circular (JC) No. 2012-01 or Guidelines in the Preparation of the Annual GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report to Implement the Magna Carta of Women. The JC was formulated in consultation with national government agencies (NGAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs) and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs). This Joint Circular repealed NCRFW-NEDA-DBM Joint Circular (JC) No. 2004-01.