Caribbean and Pacific Islands: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts

Citation:

Christie, Tamoya, and Dhanaraj Thakur. 2016. “Caribbean and Pacific Islands: A Survey of Gender Budgeting Efforts.” IMF Working Paper 16/154. Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund. 

Authors: Tamoya Christie, Dhanaraj Thakur

Abstract:

Of the countries in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, Timor-Leste has the most well-developed gender budgeting initiative. In the Pacific Islands, a few gender budgeting efforts were initiated but did not continue. In the Caribbean, there have been no well-developed gender budgeting efforts, although governments have undertaken policies to promote gender equality. We provide a number of recommendations to improve the effectiveness of gender budgeting efforts. Governments should link gender budgeting to national development plans, set realistic time expectations for achieving results, engage in capacity building with officials, draw upon strengths outside the government, and strengthen regional coordination.

Keywords: gender budgeting, Fiscal Policy & Administration, gender inequality, Caribbean & Pacific Islands

Topics: Development, Gender Budgeting, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality Regions: Americas, Caribbean countries, Oceania Countries: Timor-Leste

Year: 2016

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