Integrating Gender Issues into National Budgetary Policies and Procedures: Some Policy Options


Elson, Diane. 1998. "Integrating Gender Issues into National Budgetary Policies and Procedures: Some Policy Options." Journal of International Development 10 (7): 929-41.

Author: Diane Elson


The national budget generally has different implications for women and men, but it is put together without consideration of gender equality. Tools are being developed to integrate gender analysis into appraisal of delivery of public services, composition of expenditure and revenue, and overall budget strategy. A gender-aware budget statement can indicate the extent to which the budget is gender-balanced, and be used to monitor resource allocations and outcomes. The Commonwealth Secretariat is facilitating a pilot project to explore the practical use of some of these tools in preparation and presentation of the budget in South Africa, Sri Lanka and Barbados.

Topics: Gender, Gender Analysis, Gender Budgeting, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality Regions: Africa, Southern Africa, Americas, Caribbean countries, Asia, South Asia Countries: Barbados, South Africa, Sri Lanka

Year: 1998

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