Interlinking Gender Responsiveness and Participation in Public Budgeting Processes


Frey, Regina. 2015. “Interlinking Gender Responsiveness and Participation in Public Budgeting Processes.” In Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting, edited by Cecilia Ng, 18–31. SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace 22. Springer International Publishing. 

Author: Regina Frey


This chapter examines the links between participatory budgeting and gender budgeting discourses, analysing similarities, differences and tensions. What can actors involved in participatory processes learn from a gender discourse, and what can actors working to achieve gender equality learn from discourses on participation? Assuming the main objectives of gender responsive budgeting are gender equality, greater transparency, empowerment of disempowered social groups and more effective budgeting, this chapter discusses the challenges and opportunities for social change in these processes in light of the German experience.

Keywords: GRB, Germany, PB, gender equality, participation, Budget cycle

Topics: Gender, Gender Roles, Gender Budgeting, Governance Regions: Europe, Central Europe Countries: Germany

Year: 2015

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