Gender Responsive Budgets (GRBs) Have a Place in Financing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment


Sharp, Rhonda. 2007. “Gender Responsive Budgets (GRBs) Have a Place in Financing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” Paper presented at the Expert Group Meeting on Financing for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Oslo, Norway, September 4-7.

Author: Rhonda Sharp


This paper prepared by Rhonda Sharp, September 2007 uses examples from Australia and the Pacific Island Countries and Territorities to address the following questions: How can we assess a government's achievements in gender responsive budgeting? How can gender responsible budgeting be made sustainable in the face of change? What can we expect from GRBs?

The paper was presented in a context of increasing evidence that GRB are a positive force in promoting a more equitable distribution of public resources and benefits of development for women and improving overall budgetary processes and outcomes. (Abstract from UN Women)

Topics: Gender, Gender Budgeting Regions: Oceania Countries: Australia

Year: 2007

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