Integrating Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Participation in the Budget Process


Klatzer, Elisabeth. 2016. “Integrating Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Participation in the Budget Process: A Survey of Entry Points and Practical Examples.” In Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting, edited by Cecilia Ng, 98–122. SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace 22. Springer International Publishing. 

Author: Elisabeth Klatzer


This chapter will demonstrate how GRB can be integrated into the regular budgeting process using a framework of the four stages of the budget cycle. Identifying entry points for GRB at each of these stages, the paper then discusses possibilities for GRB work for both government and civil society actors. GRB instruments and case studies from around the world are used to concretize the various processes. A key to the success of GRB is to go beyond technicalities and procedures and work towards transforming institutions and processes.

Keywords: Institutionalizing GRB, Budget cycle, Gender auditing, Gender planning, Budget processes

Topics: Civil Society, Gender, Gender Budgeting, Governance

Year: 2016

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