A Global Assessment of Gender Responsive Budget Initiatives


Budlender, Debbie. 2000. A Global Assessment of Gender Responsive Budget Initiatives. Washington DC: World Bank.  

Author: Debbie Budlender



“The following assessment is based on a study of gender responsive budget (GRB) initiatives conducted in over forty countries in different parts of the world by the end of 2000. Pen-sketches of the different country initiatives considered are included as a separate section in this publication. These case studies are referred to in this section to illustrate different points.

The Commonwealth Secretariat commissioned the assessment as a planning document for their partnership with UNIFEM and IDRC. Its structure and the topics covered reflect this origin. It is organised as follows:

·      The first part discusses gender responsive budgeting as a strategy for mainstreaming gender into economic policy

·      The second part discusses the goals and objectives of different initiatives.

·      The third and fourth parts discuss the roles of international agencies and country-level actors respectively.

·      The fifth part talks about the differences between national and sub-national gender budget work

·      The sixth part focuses on implementation strategies

·      The seventh part discusses how GRB work intersects with other developmental programmes

·      Finally, the eighth part proposes some key considerations for the three commissioning partners and others who plan to support GRB work.”

(Paragraphs from Budlender, p.1) 

Topics: Gender, Gender Budgeting, Gender Mainstreaming

Year: 2000

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