Institutionalizing Gender Responsive Budgeting in National and Local Governments in Nepal


Nepal, Purusottam. 2015. “Institutionalizing Gender Responsive Budgeting in National and Local Governments in Nepal.” In Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting, edited by Cecilia Ng, 163–78. SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace 22. Springer International Publishing. 

Author: Purusottam Nepal


The chapter discusses how gender responsive budgeting has been introduced and implemented in Nepal. It looks at the changes at the national level in terms of structures and processes. The chapter also examines how changes have been made at the local level to incorporate gender sensitive participatory governance through the Local Governance and Community Development Programme. The conclusion delves into the challenges faced in this journey of combining gender responsive and participatory budgeting in Nepal.

Keywords: gender budgeting, Participatory governance, local government, accountability, Monitoring mechanisms, Grassroots women

Topics: Development, Gender, Gender Budgeting, Governance Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Nepal

Year: 2015

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