Gender Responsive Budgeting in Afghanistan: A Work in Progress


Birtsch, Nicole, and Ahmad Sulieman Hedayat. 2016. “Gender Responsive Budgeting in Afghanistan: A Work in Progress.” Issue Paper, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit and German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Authors: Nicole Birtsch, Ahmad Sulieman Hedayat


Despite the fact that many efforts have been made for greater gender equality, the situation of women in Afghanistan is still far behind the objectives of the national gender strategy and international obligations. Accordingly, this issue paper depicts the status quo of GRB in Afghanistan, scrutinizes the implementation constraints, and identifies strategic entry points that promise to stimulate national and subnational policy-level discussions and practices. The aim of this issue paper is to take stock of the conceptual setting and the current level of GRB implementation in Afghanistan. It provides an overview of GRB as an internationally applied, gender-mainstreaming strategy and as an approach to financing gender equality commitments. It considers the challenges and constraints of implementing GRB and identifies strategic entry points that promise to stimulate and influence discussions and practices at the national and subnational policy levels. (Abstract from Google Books)

Topics: Gender, Women, Gender Budgeting, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Equality/Inequality Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Afghanistan

Year: 2016

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