Gender Responsive Budgeting and the Aid Effectiveness Agenda: Experiences from Mozambique

Citation:

Holvoet, Nathalie, and Liesbeth Inberg. 2014. “Gender Responsive Budgeting and the Aid Effectiveness Agenda: Experiences from Mozambique.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 15 (2): 61-79.

 

Authors: Nathalie Holvoet, Liesbeth Inberg

Abstract:

This article examines how gender-equality objectives have been addressed within the context of the Paris Declaration and related aid-reform processes. The focus of the article is on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB), an approach that is being increasingly advanced to increase the gender sensitivity of changing aid modalities, but which has thus far remained understudied. With our case study of Mozambique, we aim to fill this gap. It highlights the contribution of GRB towards increasing the gender sensitivity of national policy documents and budget processes with which donors increasingly (intend to) align, within the context of changing aid processes. Additionally, our study explores the underlying mechanisms that explain the benefits of GRB which makes our findings also interesting beyond the Mozambique context.

Keywords: Mozambique, aid effectiveness

Topics: Gender, Gender Budgeting, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: Mozambique

Year: 2014

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