Engendering the Public Sector: An Example from the Women's Budget Initiative in South Africa


Valodia, Imraan. 1999. “Engendering the Public Sector: An Example from the Women's Budget Initiative in South Africa.” Journal Of International Development 10 (7): 943-55.

Author: Imraan Valodia


Using research conducted for the Women's Budget Initiative (WBI) in South Africa, this paper examines the impact of government expenditure on women. The paper uses the budget of the South African Department of Trade and Industry to assess how this department's activities impacts on women. The paper shows the government budgets are a useful mechanism for gender analysis. The paper concludes that, for a variety of reasons, the South African WBI's has had limited success in shifting government resources towards the most-marginalized women.

Topics: Gender, Gender Analysis, Gender Budgeting Regions: Africa, Southern Africa Countries: South Africa

Year: 1999

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